Home based wind generators uses renewable energy by converting wind power to energy that can be used by the home and a DIY wind turbine is the cheapest home wind generator solution. It can be used on its own or in combination with other home energy solutions, such as solar power.
The main requirements for home wind generators are obviously very different from those for solar home power, the main difference is you need space to set up your DIY wind turbine. Where you set it up depends on the wind flow through the area. Definitely the area with stronger wind currents are going to see the best results (an average of 10 mph is recommended). DIY wind turbines, like their bigger cousins, rely on wind power to work.
If you have the right state to build a home wind generator you then need to decide whether you buy a wind turbine kit or whether you build your own DIY wind turbine. The first option will cost significantly more than the second – one large enough to power an average home will typically cost several thousand dollars. Even so, if you are prepared to wait for your return on investment, this type of installation will ultimately pay for itself as you will be paying less each month on your power bill (typically paying only 10% to 50% of your regular power cost!)
There are guides which can show you how to build a DIY wind turbine from scratch and take you through the whole process, step-by-step, so this option is definitely worth thinking about. In addition to sourcing the materials for your home wind generator, you will need access to some DIY tools – a grinder, a jigsaw, screwdrivers, a socket set, for example, but don’t let this put you off the project – the cost implications of this DIY option are too huge not to give this a go and you will find that, with some of these guides, the instructions have been made very simple with the average homeowner in mind. The time you invest in a DIY wind turbine project will be more than offset by the tremendous savings you can make. And the sense of being energy-independent you will get once you have your own home wind generator system up and running is superb, as more and more people are finding out for themselves.
We reviewed many of the guides available to help you build your own home power solutions and you can find our comprehensive review on our website at http://tinyurl.com/36bnz8b . We also have some fantastic information there about home wind generators.