Cut Electricity Costs With a DIY Wind Generator

When you look close at the countryside these days, you will notice that something has changed the last 10 years and when you look at the suburbs you will notice a small change to. The difference are the many wind generators that are on properties and on the roof of houses these days. You can save money to and help the environment in the same time. It’s time for your own diy wind generator!

There is no escaping the fact the energy costs are going to keep climbing and burning fossil fuels to generate electricity will continue to harm the environment. Changes in the way commercial electricity generation is done will take years to come about; but there is something you can do to both reduce your home power bills and help the environment, use renewable energy for your home. The wind electricity generator is the ideal solution for the home, it is just a windmill that produces clean and cheap power. Buying a commercial generator can be expensive – the cost can run into tens of thousands of dollars – and does not make economic sense for the average home owner. You can make a diy wind generator for just a few hundred dollars and, when you keep in mind the current and expected costs of grid power, the wind generator should pay for itself in a year or two and after that you have free electricity.

To set up your own diy wind generator you need a reasonable amount of diy skills, the right plans and a source for the equipment you need. Plans, equipment options and sources and everything else you need to know is easily available online. A great online source of information is this site [http://www.earth4energy.com/] they teach you how to make your own solar panels but also how you can build your own diy wind generator. Your skill level is something you have to evaluate. But before taking the plunge into making a diy wind generator, you need to be sure that the prevailing winds in your area are adequate and regular enough to provide a reasonable amount of energy to run the generator. Your local meteorological service office will be able to provide you with the wind information you need and if there isn’t one near you, you will be able to find what you need on the internet along with details of what type of wind generator works best for the conditions where you live.

Do not presume that making your own diy wind generator will free you from the need for grid power; a small generator will not be able to produce enough to meet all your electricity demands and wind is rarely available 24 hours a day to run the unit. But if you are able to produce even a few hundred watts or even one kilowatt of electricity from your diy wind generator during the course of a day, you will be making a substantial saving on the grid power you consume. Although it will increase your costs somewhat, connecting your wind generator to storage batteries will allow you to store excess power produced at low consumption times and use it when the demand at home goes up. Many families combine wind and solar power to maximize their generation potential, the logic being that when it is still and the sun is shining the solar panels will work at a high efficiency and when it is cloudy there will be wind to allow the wind generator to work to its full potential.

The low investment needed to set up a diy wind generator is one of the main reasons for their increasing popularity in homes across the country. But if you want to generate more power there are systems like the Skystream 3.7 that generate more power and are still affordable for a lot of home owners.

At her website Unlike Normal Energy, Cathy Patterson, will provide you with all kinds of helpful information about the homemade wind generator or in other words a homemade wind turbine .

DIY Electricity

Is it now feasible to have home made electricity? The short answer is “yes”, but up until recently, all of the alternatives to commercial electricity were very expensive.

If you had a creek or small river running through your property you could dam it up and put together your own hydro power system. The ones I’ve heard of usually involve a cooperative of nearby landowners because of the high costs involved. Even after you get over the technological and financial hurdles though, there are still the water rights to worry about.

Two of the most common ways to make DIY electricity are by using solar power and/or wind power. Previously, these two alternative energies have been expensive too, with one solar panel or wind turbine costing two to five thousand dollars.

Fortunately, DIY electricity isn’t nearly as expensive because you can trade what is referred to as “sweat equity” for the dollars you would have spent if you bought solar panels or wind turbines that were already built.

There are now several companies that offer this alternative. They sell complete plans for making DIY electricity. These plans show you how you can build your own solar panels or wind turbines for less than a $ 200. outlay for parts, so you can see that your “sweat equity” is worth quite a bit in this case.

No matter how easy you make it for someone to build something though, there are always some people who are afraid to build or they don’t think they have enough time. A company called Earth4Energy has an interesting idea involving these people. They say that you could build several wind turbines in a week. You could then sell those turbines for $ 500.each. Your profit would be about $ 300. per unit. This looks like a very interesting idea for a business.

The cost of electricity keeps going up. My electric company raised their rates last fall a full 14% even though oil prices were plummeting and the cost of everything else was dropping. It looks like DIY electricity would be a smart “sweat equity” investment for me and for many others that are tired of electric rates that only go up. I would be sticking it to my electric company, but I don’t mind; they’ve been sticking it to me for years. I believe that in 20 years, most houses will have either solar or wind power or both.

Craig Stanford lives in Portland, OR and believes very strongly in alternative energy. Like the rest of us he is tired of paying through the nose to the electric companies. To read more of what says about home made electricity, check out his squidoo lens at http://www.squdoo.com/DIYsolarpanelsandwindturbines