I've delved into the idea of installing some sort of wind turbine on my property, to have some emergency power capabilities. I'm not looking to power my whole house, but rather just the essentials like to run the furnace, fridge, well pump, hot water heater. Not that I necessarily will need them all at one time , but at least to have power to take a hot shower, keep warm, keep food from spoiling ,when needed. Notice I didn't mention the stove or lights. I consider those to be secondary considerations, and could make due without electricity in those regards. Anyway, as I mentioned, are wind generators a plausible solution, or are they all hype and not up to the task?