Blittersdorf Residence, Charlotte VT
Rural Residential System
David and Jan Blittersdorf of Charlotte, Vermont (near Burlington) have a 10 kW Bergey wind turbine and a 1.4 kW solar array installed at their rural home to reduce their utility bills. The two systems are sized to virtually eliminate their consumption of power from the local utility company, Green Mountain Power. The Blittersdorf's own and operate NRG Systems, the preeminent supplier of wind resource data logging equipment, so they are quite familiar with wind energy. In 1998 they installed a 1.5 kW Bergey turbine and in 1999 they upgraded to a 10 kW Bergey wind turbine. Two of the Blitterdorf's neighbors have now applied for building permits to install there own Bergey wind generators. Mr. Blitterdorf is also working with the State of Vermont to make it easier and less expensive to install small wind systems.