I asked Kevin about birds, as there are reports that some wind turbines can cause unnatural avian deaths, since the blades spin so fast that they appear transparent. The Honeywell Turbine has considered this by using dark colors and enclosing the blades in a framed system so that it will be more easily seen and avoided.
Servicing and maintenance represent another area of concern, so I asked Kevin for more details. Since the turbine has been designed to withstand high wind and extreme weather, it is rugged and needs very little maintenance. The only part that is likely to need replacing is a bearing, which could be changed every few years. That sure beats my outdated fuel burner, which requires service at least annually.