How Works : When you talk about modern wind you're looking at two primary designs: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis. Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are pretty rare. The only one currently in commercial production is the Darrieu
Small "plant" nearly covers the energy use of a single American home. Not much space taken up. This is probably way more than I'd need for off-grid living in a Yurt. But I could harness solar and wind power for all my electric needs.