I was tired of paying so much for electricity, so I decided to generate my own. Hi. My name is Marcio Pugina, and this is my invention – the GEN. It's an electrical generator that combines wind and solar technology into one compact unit. For over 2 years, I've generated about 50% of my own electricity, and I'm working on a newer model that will generate up to 70%. For a long time my wife and I wanted to produce our own electricity, but the only options available were solar panels and windmills, and they can cost up to 50,000 dollars. It just didn't make financial sense. Plus, what happens when it's not windy or when it's dark? We certainly didn't want to buy both. Solar panels and windmills also draw a lot of attention, and many cities and homeowner associations won't allow them. So that's when I said to myself, "I'm an engineer.
I'll just come up with my own invention." So after working in my garage for over a year, I came up with, the GEN. The GEN combines wind and solar technology. Since it's not always sunny, and it's not always windy, this allows the GEN to produce a more consistent flow of electricity. Because the GEN is relatively small, it costs a lot less than the alternatives, it fits comfortably on your roof, much like an air conditioner, and it's more broadly accepted by cities and homeowner associations. The first month after we set it up, I got the power bill in the mail, and I was shocked. It was cut in half. I was so excited I called my husband right away. He thought I had won the lottery or something. We are excited about the GEN, and we want to make it affordable for everyone.
Our goal is to offer the improved model for 6000 dollars. Depending on where you live, you can actually get back enough tax and energy credits so that you end up paying nothing. Let's say that where you live, the GEN still costs you 3000 dollars. Compare that to the alternatives. Even after tax and energy credits, solar panels on half your roof would cost 20,000 dollars, and a windmill would cost 30,000. Now let's say you spend $150 per month on electricity. This is the average American electric bill. And if you produce 50% of your own electricity, you save 75 dollars per month. At this rate, the solar panels would take approximately 22 years to pay off. With an average lifespan of 25 years, the solar panels give you only 3 years of free energy. The windmill would take about 33 years to pay off. With an average lifespan of 20 years, a windmill would never pay for itself.
The GEN, on the other hand, would take only about 3 years to pay off. With an average lifespan of 20 years, that gives you up to 17 years of free energy! Not only does the GEN make financial sense, it helps you become self-sufficient and better prepared in the case of a natural disaster or power outage. Plus it's safe for the environment. A lot of people have been asking me, "So Marcio, when can I get one of those?" Well, that's where you come in. We need your help to raise $60,000 so we can begin manufacturing the GEN. The one I have on my roof has worked great so far, but it's just a prototype. The newer model is a patent pending design, with additional solar panels and an improved alternator and wind turbine, and it will be manufactured here in the U.
S. And it will generate as much as 70% of the electricity you need. We need a minimum of $60,000 to get started, but the fact is, the more money we raise, the more GENs we can manufacture at a lower cost, making it more affordable for everyone. So please, click the green button to donate, and help us make the GEN a reality. You'll even get a cool reward when you do. Also, share this video with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for watching..