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"Generally, the human race avoids doing anything radical until forced into it."
- Frederik Pohl

Rooftop Windmill  
  Renewable energy source for the home.  

Sometimes a man has a windmill on his roof for light and heat; then, the harder the wintry blasts may blow the brighter and warmer becomes the house, the current passing through a storage battery to make it more steady.
From A Journey In Other Worlds, by John Jacob Astor IV.
Published by Unknown in 1894
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