Eldon and Alice Metz

OREGON: Small wind turbine brings big savings to Salem-area ranch

Ten years ago Eldon and Alice Metz opted to forgo long commutes by finding an unconventional commodity they could produce on their Marion County farmland. Buffalo got the nod. And with the help of Energy Trust Oregon, the 10-kilowatt system is expected to generate 12,000 kilowatt hours of renewable electricity annually, more than one-half of the farm’s electricity load.

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