According to Peter Tyszewicz of B.C.'s Endurance Wind Power, a turbine can be built in 80-100 hours.
"We probably manufacture 10 or 12 a week our of our facility," he says, "and we have the capacity to build about 500 a year here."
Endurance Wind Power produces turbines for Canadian and International markets.
The turbines function by capturing the wind in the blades, which turns the gearbox and the generator, creating electricity.
A 50 kilowatt turbine can produce enough electricity to power up to 20 homes.
Deriving energy from wind is nothing new -- the process has been used in milling and irrigation processes for centuries.
But now, an increasing number of communities are turning to wind turbines to power their buildings.
About 20% of the electricity produced in Denmark is derived from wind power.
In Canada, roughly 1 million homes are powered by turbines.