Rural North Texans are increasingly turning to wind turbines to cut their electric bills, according to this article from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Federal tax credits are making the systems viable, covering 30% of the cost and installation. The wind turbines now pay for themselves in six to ten years, according to one distributor. One homeowner saw his electric bills cut in the half after putting up the turbine, which he described "about as complicated as putting up a flagpole." The article has a number of links to help you determine if wind power could work for your home.