Saturday, March 21, 2015

DIY Wind Power - What You Need to Know

DIY Wind Power
If you're looking for ways to save money on your utility bills this winter and were wondering if DIY wind power is really a viable option, this article is for you. I will briefly explain what wind power is and what a wind turbine can and cannot do.

First of all a simple explanation of a wind turbine is that it converts energy from wind into electricity which can than be used immediately or stored for later use.

Technology will continue to advance and make this process even more efficient in the years to come, but even now the process is efficient enough to allow this form of energy to be used for households. Many people who have installed their own wind turbines have seen savings on their utility bills of up to 80%. Take that amount out over the next 20 years and you can see that the savings will be huge.

When it comes to a small, household wind turbine your only real option is to do it yourself. Buying one and paying to have it installed just isn't cost effective and it will take you years to recoup that investment. But if you build it yourself you can recoup your investment in a matter of months. There are manuals you can buy that will walk you through the process of building your own turbine and you don't need any special skills or knowledge.

The parts you need to build your own turbine can be purchased at any hardware store for less than $300. The whole assembly process will take anywhere from a few days to a week depending on how much time you can devote to the project everyday.

All in all diy wind power is a great way for you to save money on your utility bills as well as have the feeling of pride and independence that comes from doing something yourself.

DIY Resources:

Teds Woodworking
Created by Ted McGrath, "Teds Woodworking" is one of the most popular woodworking plans and projects packages online today.
More info here

Furniture Craft Plans
Over 9,000 premium woodworking furniture and craft plans that you can easily follow at home.
More info here

Home Made Power Plant
There are some other guides for DIY wind and solar generators, but all of those that I've read don't get into the same details.
More info here

My Boat Plans
My Boat Plans is a comprehensive collection of 518 boat plans, 40 videos and about 500 pages of boat building guides.
More info here

Chickens 4 Wealth
Absolutely everything you need to know to get started with backyard chickens and produce your own eggs.
More info here

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