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A utility-connected, residential-scale, hybrid renewable energy system consisting of wind turbines and a photovoltaic array was investigated for its effectiveness as distributed generation and demand-side management in an urban setting. The most productive type of wind turbine for this system depended primarily upon the wind regime. The hybrid nature of the system showed that wind and solar resource are complimentary and compatible to each other. The small scale, engineering requirements, and availability of resource would make economic deployment in an urban setting difficult, unless bundled with other methods.