Home-Built Wind Generator Power - What You Need to Know
The majority of people who are researching residential wind power are looking for an answer to a particular question on renewable energy such as information on home-built wind generator power, do it yourself wind turbines or vertical wind turbines.
Homebuilt wind generators come in many differing shapes and sizes from vertical wind generators through to the single blade wind turbine however all have one common goal and that is to produce wind power energy. The following is important information that you should know before considering which wind generator is the right choice for you.
Can you build your own wind power generator?
You bet! And the best news is that you don't have to be Tim 'the tool man' Taylor to take on a project like this either. Building your own home wind turbine is something that can be done on sliding scale from small wind turbines that power small appliances all of the way through to large wind turbines that can power entire communities.
I have had many people send me pictures of their completed residential wind turbines who have had almost no experience in construction or do it yourself projects.
What type of wind generator is right for me?
Ultimately this question can only be answered by you. The most common turbine for home wind generators is the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. The Horizontal Wind Generator is usually constructed as a pole that raises a three or four blade fan into the sky.
The Vertical Wind Turbine is also becoming a more common wind turbine design for residential wind power configurations due to the way the turbine blades spin. The vertical axis turbine is comprised of a center pole with blades that spin on a vertical axis meaning that it will require less room to operate when compared to the horizontal wind turbine.
What does a home-built wind generator cost?
Wind turbines can be constructed out of a range of materials that can be found at your local hardware store. You can build your own wind turbines for as little as $100 using the easy to follow wind turbine below which will take you step by step on the way to building your own wind generator.
Still not sure if residential wind power is right for you?
The best suggestion that I can make to you is to have a look at how simple these wind generator plans are and simply have a go. The materials to produce homebuilt wind generator power are inexpensive and the construction time is minimal - why not invite your friends around and start a wind turbine project?
You'll end up saving a huge amount of money on your electricity bills and will have your own home-built wind generator to be proud of. Get started on your new turbine with our easy to follow wind turbine plans.
Barry Lee is the author of the popular wind power website Residential Wind Power which provides fantastic information on vertical wind turbines and wind generators for home use.