DIY Wind Turbine - Profit From the Wind

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There is no question about it, more and more people around the world are turning to alternative energy sources to generate electricity for their homes. Constructing a DIY wind turbine and DIY solar panels are, as people are learning, is something they can do for themselves and for relatively little money.

For less than $200 it is possible to build a wind turbine that will generate electricity for many, many years to come. Likewise, it is possible to construct solar cells and string them together into a solar panel for under $200 as well. These projects can be done with easily accessible parts that you can get from your local hardware store or home improvement center and with tools that you more than likely already have in your home.

Just about any able-bodied person can get a hold of the necessary plans from the Internet for less than $50 and use those plans to construct wind turbines and solar panels. Some even come with videos that will walk you through the process step-by-step. So if you are intimidated by working with your hands to create a DIY wind turbine then don't be... it is definitely something you can do.

Ready-made wind turbines built by manufacturers can be quite expensive running into the thousands of dollars. So if you're loaded and want to save some time and effort then go ahead and get a preconstructed windmill. But I'm guessing because you're reading this article that you would prefer to do it yourself and spend your money on other things.

Did you know that you can save thousands of dollars a year on your electricity bill by using alternative energy sources like the wind and sun? You will absolutely receive savings from the IRS in the form of tax breaks for using wind and or solar power. In addition to that you will also increase the resale value of your home.

We will be seeing more and more people taking advantage of readily available renewable resources such as the sun and wind to power their homes. All over the world in just about every civilized country people are turning to DIY wind turbines and solar panels. Not only is there a substantial savings in generating your own electricity but there also is a palpable satisfaction derived from knowing that you are doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint.

How much energy you will generate depends on several factors. Obviously if you live in a climate that gets a lot of wind you will be able to generate more electricity than less windy location. The size of the turbine also plays a role in how much energy is captured and converted into electricity. Research has shown that the average home can be powered for an entire day with just a couple hours of the wind blowing at a moderate pace.

Wind turbines operate by kinetic energy which simply means that the blowing wind captures the blades of the rotor and makes it turn. That energy from that turning motion is captured and converted into electricity. The electricity that is captured can be stored and will provide power even when the wind is not blowing and the blades of the turbine are still.

Many people report that they save up to 80% with their DIY wind turbine. Some even generate enough electricity from their wind power system to completely cover their a electricity bill every month. And the best scenario of all? Generating enough power from your wind turbine to not only pay your utility bill but to also sell the excess electricity back to your utility company. That's right... they will now be paying you.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29