Monday, April 12, 2010

A Small Homemade Wind Generator and What It can do for You

If you want to harness the power of the wind to generate your own electricity for your home I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a small homemade wind generator really is a viable option. The bad news is it may not do as much as you'd hoped it would.

Converting wind power into electricity is done by using a wind turbine, once the energy is converted into electricity it can than be sent to the grid to be used or stored in batteries for later use.

If you want to use wind power at home you will need a turbine or wind generator. To get a turbine you have two options: buy one, or make your own small homemade wind generator.

One thing to take into consideration, especially if you are going the more expensive route of buying one, is how long you plan on living in your house. Buying a wind turbine for home use is going to be pretty pricey.

If you're planning on staying in your home for many years you'll have time to recoup that investment. A very good option here is a Sunforce 44447 900w Whisper Wind Turbine.

If, on the other hand, you're planning on moving in a year or two you won't have saved enough on your utility bills in that time to get your money back.

There is another option, an option where it doesn't really matter how long you stay in your home. You can build your own Small Homemade Wind Generator. The cost will be dramatically less than buying one, less than $200 for all the parts, yet you will still benefit from the same amount of savings on your utility bills, up to 80%.

Another thing you have to keep in mind is that one wind turbine won't be enough to provide all the electricity your home needs, though it will supply around 60% of what you need.

You can buy a turbine, such as a Sunforce 44447 900w Whisper Wind Turbine, or build your own Small Homemade Wind Generator and you will see significant savings on your utility bills no matter which option you choose. You'll just see it sooner if you lower your initial investment by building your own Small Homemade Wind Generator.

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