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Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Roy and Nancy Christianson home in the Town of Salem. Scott Freier (left) checked out the panels and the home's roof. They Christiansons also had a wind turbine installed. Photo by Bill Kirk

Salem couple harnesses wind as power source

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TOWN OF SALEM -- Turns out, Roy and Nancy Christianson found a good place to take advantage of Mother Nature for powering and heating their Town of Salem home when they moved there a couple of years ago.

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High atop a hill just north of Hwy. 10, the wind is felt there regularly and the spot seems as close as any to the sun.

In fact, a strong gust recently peeled the flashing off part of their roof, which has since been repaired.

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