Newport man to install wind turbine to power his own home

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – John McNulty said he has been trying for years to install a wind turbine on his own property in order to produce all of his own electricity.

McNulty said he used to have wind turbines on his roof, but he was forced to take them down next year. Then, he said he encountered zoning issues when he wanted to install another turbine. He said he was told he would never be able to put one in his yard.

Now, after years of legal wranglings, he said the installation process has finally begun.

“I’m an eccentric entrepreneur and I love creation,” McNulty said. “I’ll never pay another electric bill, and I’ll probably never pay another heating bill.”

Eyewitness News Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo sat down with John McNulty for a special report. You can hear more of McNulty’s plan by clicking play on the video above.

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