@allenJo - Actually, induction generators can be scaled up to power your house from what I understand. I think you can get wind turbines for your home. These are smaller turbines than what are used for industrial purposes but they do work.
Using a wind turbine induction generator does pose the obvious problem of what to do when the wind is not blowing. I think they may have a bank of capacitor circuits to store the energy.
Some survivalists also merge wind turbine technology along with solar power. Between the sun and the wind, you should have enough power to run your house. The only downside would be the initial startup costs however.