We just took the plunge.
Green Machine Farm is now 100% wind-powered!
Turns out that our utility company offers a program called Windsource through which they will sell you 100kwh “blocks” of renewably-sourced energy for an extra $1 per block. For the average US household, that would add up to an extra $9.40 on each electric bill.
Around here, we tend to keep a pretty close eye on our electricity usage. Even though we live in an old drafty farmhouse we use an average of 700kwh per month, 26% less than the US average. So for an extra $7 we get to go a little greener.
The Windsource program isn’t perfect, and we’d like to actually generate some of our own power eventually, but for now it beats the heck out of the alternative.