For full disclosure, I had actually seen this product on display at my local Best Buy Store’s Green Zone here in Chicago last month. I was in awe of the clean lined frame and finned design, but until talking with Kevin from Windtronics, I did not fully understand the innovation, and I had also assumed that it would be way out of my budget. I was impressed at the initiatives from Best Buy to offer green consumer tech, and it felt for a minute like I was a kid in a candy store among all the cool eco products.
The Chicago area stores are currently flagships for the sale of upcycled consumer goods, solar panels, and electric bicycles, but we will probably see this trend expands to other stores in the nation. If you are in Chicago, you can go see The Honeywell Wind Turbine in action, and it will be available for sale in August 2010. It will also be available through Ace Hardware stores and other dealers.