Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wind Turbines... Are They Right For You?

If you're like millions of other Americans who are looking for ways to help the planet while taking back some of your independence from greedy utility companies, you may have wondered if building your own wind turbines makes sense. You may also be wondering if looking at something like the Sunforce 44447 900W Whisper Wind Turbine is a better idea.

Well, the short answer is yes, it is worth looking at building your own small homemade wind generator, buying one, like the Sunforce 44447 900W Whisper Wind Turbine is easier though and if you can afford it you may want to have a look at it. 

Before deciding to build our own small homemade wind generator, there are a few things you will need to keep in mind first.

For one thing, it doesn't make sense for most people to buy a turbine.  The cost is so high that it will take a long time to get that money back in energy savings.

It is possible to build your own though, and that option does make sense for many people.  Since you can build your own turbine in a few days for around $200 most anyone can manage it.

You will save around 80% on your  utility bills with just one turbine.  If you are in an area where you have room for more than one your savings will be considerably more.

You could even get to the point where you're generating enough electricity to sell some back to the utility company.  How cool would that be, having a utility company send you a check?

Many people might choose to combine a wind small homemade wind generator with a few solar panels to optimize their clean energy.

 Typically a wind turbine offers greater electricity generating levels than a solar panel, one turbine will make about 5 times more electricity than one solar panel. 

By combining each you get the best of both worlds, you can generate electricity with your turbine at night and with your solar panels on calm, sunny days.

So if you feel like freeing yourself, even just a little bit, from your utility company, you owe it to yourself to build your own small homemade wind generator now.  You'll be glad you did.

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