SOUTH WEBER -- The bungee cord has been untied, allowing the residential wind turbine attached to Scott Casas' garage to spin.
South Weber City officials earlier this week inspected Casas's 24-foot-tall wind turbine and gave it the go-ahead to operate, Casas said Thursday.
The $4,900 project is expected to generate about 1,500 watts of electricity, enough to power a hair dryer, Casas said.
Casas built the wind turbine from a kit to show the viability of wind power as an alternative energy source. But since completing his project in November, he said, he had been waiting for the city to inspect the wind turbine.
That has now occurred, allowing him to operate the turbine.