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June 29, 2008

Sharon Lail hopes to power home with alternative energy

Now here's an interesting project.

Dr. Sharon Lail, a Kingsport physician, plans to use Eco-Populace to help put wind turbines and micro-hydro-electric technology on creeks to power her house in the Cloudland community near Roan Mountain in Carter County. The house is on a north-facing slope ideal for wind power but not solar. Lail said she had been looking for a person or company to help her for about three or four years until she read about Eco-Populace in the Kingsport Times-News.

"I couldn't find anyone who wanted to do this more than a hobby," Lail said.

"I'd like to be eventually independent of the grid," Lail said. "I'd like to do it and get it done in the next few years."
--  Kingsport Times-News, June 27, 2008