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Couple with John Deere equipment on property adds turbine to the mix

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/2/2010
Along with all the old John Deere pieces people can see on their property, a couple in Minnesota now have a wind turbine on their property.

According to the Bemidji Pioneer, Robert and Opal Saddoris' home is located near Debs, Minnesota, and is a showcase for John Deere equipment. Having added the turbine thanks to help from a company in Iowa, Opal wanted to make sure the new addition fit in.

To do so, she painted the turbine green and gold, colors long familiar with John Deere enthusiasts. Robert said that the goal of having the new equipment is to help them save on electricity.

"The price of electricity seems to keep going up and up, and in the future, it’s going to go up more," Robert Saddoris told the paper. "Our goal is to lower our electric bill by $100 a month."

While the couple has added its own turbine, John Deere recently announced it is in the process of selling its wind energy operation to Exelon Corp. The $900 million transaction is pending regulatory approval.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19935499-ADNFCR