I wonder how you would react if your neighbour told you he was going to build a wind power generator for his home. You'd be pretty impressed, wouldn't you? Well the truth is that it's not that difficult to do and many homeowners are taking up the challenge to build their own generators as a cost-effective means of using non-polluting renewable energy. Building wind generators is not that difficult, as I said, but it's not exactly snap-your-fingers easy, either, so you will need the right plans and instructions to get you powering along to success.
You really must purchase a good, detailed, but easy to follow instruction manual or guide so you know what you are doing and why. You know the old saying, "You get what you pay for," well, it holds true for knowledge, too. If you buy a 4-page, $2 'manual' you can pretty much expect to get into trouble, unless, of course, you have already built some wind power generators before and just need a 'refresher'. There are also many online resources and forums to help guide you through your project.
Wind energy is the fastest growing source of power of any renewable energy sources and technologies, and you can embrace all its advantages with your own generators:
- wind power is clean
- wind power is free
- wind power is renewable
It will take a little bit of work to build your wind power generators, but there is nothing particularly complicated about it. You will need a good-sized work area, though, because your propellers or blades could get up to 8 feet in diameter (4 ft. blades), depending on your target energy output.
The surging interest in energy from the wind as a viable alternative to fossil fuel power has meant that building wind generators has become a fast growing occupation around the world because technicians are hard to find. Who knows, once you learn how to build wind generators for yourself you might want to make a career of it.