Homemade Electricity from the Wind

Homemade Electricity from the Wind

Curt and Christine Mann

4.15.2008

Curt and Christine Mann

Curt and Christine Mann have long advocated for the use of alternative energy. In addition to being among the first to install a residential wind turbine and generator at their home in Atlanta, the Manns have also installed a Brac-Greywater Recycling system which reuses household greywater such as laundry and bath water. Though the Manns save on consumptive costs, they are more concerned with creating awareness about efficient environmental stewardship.

Real estate developer Curt Mann and his wife Christine caused a buzz in their historic Atlanta neighborhood when they installed a wind turbine in their yard to generate electricity. In a conversation at the Clinton School, the couple tells their story of creating homemade electricity using a concept that is gaining popularity nationwide. With rising energy costs and growing concerns over global warming, many Americans have discovered wind turbines as an affordable alternative to traditional power. The Manns discuss both the economic and ecological benefits of wind energy.