Apr 03

Build Your Own Wind Generator

Energy costs continue to increase around the world and with the state of the economy, many homeowners are struggling to pay their utility bills.Folks continue to look for ways to reduce energy costs and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by learning how to build your own wind generator for home use. Residential wind turbines use the wind, a renewable energy resource, to generate power.

Many people think that it is not possible or that it will cost large sums of money but in reality it is very doable. They are actually not extremely hard to construct and the benefits gained are immense. Wind power uses no fossil fuels, does not pollute the air, and most importantly it will reduce your electric bill drastically.

As has been mentioned on this site though, you must make sure that the wind volume in your area is sufficient. If you live in an area that is in a valley and sheltered by trees, you will have to think long and hard if building a wind generator is right for you. I have spoken with people who built a generator and then do not get the results they want because they do not live in an area conducive to wind power. This is very important and should be your first consideration.

If you do live in an area with at least an average wind speed of 10 mph or so, you will benefit by utilizing wind power. As a matter of fact, you do not have to stop at one wind generator. Many people will build multiple turbines and generate even more constant power. This will depend on how big your home is and what your energy requirements are.

If you want to build your own wind generator, there are many sites online that sell plans and you can also look for books. Make sure that you buy a good, detailed set of plans as this will make your job easier.