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Harvesting the wind, Amish families install wind turbines

Three Amish families in Jamesport have adopted renewable energy by installing wind pumps — but the wind energy compressors do not produce electricity, according to Abe Kurtz, who has one in his back yard. An air compressor sits behind the head, or rotor blades at the top of the tower, instead of an electrical generator.

The tower is pressurized and also serves as a condenser with a drain at ground

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