There is good news from the Michigan Legislature that squeaked in right before the end of the 2016. The legislation extends and improves both the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) and the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
Sam and Christine Simonetta keep the power running in their Deerton home with a 140 ft. tall wind turbine. It generates as much as 150 kWh on the best of days, more than enough to keep the lights on, heat the home, and charge the converted electric truck for the summer months. The turbine has generated more than $10,000 worth of energy since it was installed in 2010 and has also saved $1,500 on gas expenses. More details.
Detroit-based journal explores the idea of urban wind power, including the turbines in use at the Metro Airport.