What type of wind power design should you consider if you're looking to build your own wind generator? Homemade wind power can provide a way to go completely off grid, or it can provide power for your home in addition to your local power company.
Let's face it; there are times the wind does not blow, so you'll need an alternate power source, unless you live in an area of the country or world where the wind blows pretty consistently.
If you're handy and enjoy a good "do it yourself" project, it can be fun to create your own DIY wind power. You'll need to figure out a few things before hand.
Wind turbine designs for residential use vary greatly in size and shape nowadays. It's possible to purchase ready-made wind turbines, but if you want to make your own, you'll need to understand the basics that go into the design of a wind turbine.
Because they're designed to use the energy created by the wind, the turbines must have the following systems in place:
With that said, to build your own wind power design for your home, you'll need the following:
Yes, there are a few limitations to using wind power.
Yes, there are a few drawbacks, but they aren't easily outweighed by the benefits, so the ultimate answer will depend on your unique needs, your budget, and the area in which you live.
If you'd like more detailed information on the nuts and bolts of creating your own diy wind power, there are several places you can get more information.
First, please join our Affordable Solar Energy library which has a great deal of do it yourself information and ebooks ... and they're all free!
Secondly, our friends Les and Jane have been living off the grid for over 15 years now, and they put together their own how to guide on creating your own homebuilt wind generator power.
I like how they have put together their information in a simple and easy to understand manner. I appreciate that because I'm not very technically inclined! :-) They have made the first chapters of their book available for free here Build Your Own Wind Generator.
Download Instructions - To download your Build Your Own Wind Generator eBook, right click on the download link and navigate to the "save as" option which will allow you to save the book to your computer. You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view the eBooks. If you don't yet have Adobe you can download it here.
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