There seems to be a lot of people who are finally starting to see all of the various reasons for generating wind power for our electrical needs. With all of the environmental damage that comes from the power plants that are creating energy, it is important that people start to stand up and take action.

Unless people start realizing how important their planet is and the resources within it is, the situation will only get worse and worse. Now is the time for a major chance and you can start by taking a look into wind power. By installing wind generators, people are able to power their homes without having to count on the power plants for everything.

You can usually generate all of the power you need this way. However, you shouldn’t call the electric company to cut you off. It’s good to have a backup source of electricity for those times when your wind generators aren’t producing enough electricity to power your home all by themselves.

When you have windy conditions, you’ll usually generate more power than you can use though – and you can sell this unneeded energy to your utility company! While you’re not going to get rich doing this, it helps your wind generators to pay for themselves even quicker. You’ll also be supplying clean, renewable energy to other consumers; which should make you feel pretty good too.

Now you have seen that it can be extremely good for the environment, it is time to see why it is worth your time. Even though there is going to be an upfront expense to the installation of the wind generators, it is important to know that it is worth it in the end. In the end, the clean energy does pay for itself. [youtube:vfCvu1sZAgY;[link:How to play guitar];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCvu1sZAgY&feature=related]

There are programs which reimburse homeowners for part of the cost of installing wind generators offered in various states and cities. Even if these programs are not available where you live, installing a wind generator is still a wise investment which will pay for itself many times over.

Many people also assume that the installation of such a set up is something that they cannot do on their own. And since general contractors can cost so much money people find that they shy away from the whole thing all together. This does not have to be the end of it all.

All you need are some tools which you certainly have already and a good set of instructions. You can find plenty of good guides to installing a wind generator online which go through the procedure step by step. These instructions make it easy to install your wind generator and have it up and running generating electricity for you in no time flat!

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Power and fuel costs are just starting to skyrocket, and they are only going to get higher as the shortage of oil gets worse and demand goes up. Conserving energy is our next priority as a nation, but we can also go one step further to ensure that we never face an energy crisis again – start to create our own renewable energy. Solar power and wind power at home is becoming a common thing and it is becoming very cheap, especially if you create your own solar and wind power generators.

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Wind power solutions work best when the following conditions are met:

- Your property is about an acre in size or bigger, or building around your property aren’t very tall.

- The average wind speed in your area is around 11 miles per hour. If you stay in a place that has little wind flow, your system will not work. Consult an expert before installing the wind power solution at home.

- Your house needs an uninterrupted power supply. This is true for most houses, of course. With wind power, you can always have power on hand just by charging batteries you’ll keep on your property.

Your wind power turbine will consist of blades that spin in the wind, a body with a motor in it, and a tower. If you are in an area with low-wind you may need a higher tower because wind speeds are greater higher in the air, but if you have high wind speeds in your area a low tower may be good enough.

Using a wind generator, this wind energy can be converted into useful electrical energy to be employed at home for running various electrical appliances. You can even store the power generated for later use, making wind generators more efficient than convention power systems. You can also go without storage if you are connected to a grid, and while your wind generator is spinning you’ll also see your power meter spin backwards.

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With the world’s ever-increasing demand of power being more than its supply, it is about time that we take concrete steps to save power. Apart from being conscious about the usage of power and water at home, one can employ pollution-free and cost-effective power solutions at our homes. Solar power solutions and wind power solutions are two of the most efficient that can replace or help the conventional power solutions employed at our homes.

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Wind power is a good idea if the following is true:

- Your property is about an acre in size or bigger, or building around your property aren’t very tall.

- The average wind speed in your area is around 11 miles per hour. If you stay in a place that has little wind flow, your system will not work. Consult an expert before installing the wind power solution at home.

- Your house needs a lot of uninterrupted power supply. Combating those power outages is easy with the pollution-free wind power systems. You need no longer worry about a break in your work because of a power uncertainty.

A typical wind power system comprises of a tower and wind blades to churn out wind energy. The length of the wind tower varies depending on the location of your house. You may need a longer tower if you are in low-wind zone; you can work with a shorter tower if you live by the beach.

Using a wind generator, this wind energy can be converted into useful electrical energy to be employed at home for running various electrical appliances. You can even store the power generated for later use, making wind generators more efficient than convention power systems. You can also go without storage if you are connected to a grid, and while your wind generator is spinning you’ll also see your power meter spin backwards.

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Power and fuel costs are rising, and many people are looking to stop depending on energy companies. Wind power generators are a source of free power and are becoming much more readily available. They are expensive to buy, but luckily there is another option.

You can build your own wind power generator for your home. The ideal situation is an area that is 20ft higher than the nearest obstacle or building, and about 250-400 feet away. The average wind speed in North America is about 9-10m/s, which is great for using wind power.

Wind power generators an excellent alternative energy source. Because they can generate 1000 watts of power versus 100 watt for the average solar panel, they are a higher output system and cost less per Watt.

Turning the turning of the blades into electrical energy is accomplished by a DC motor which uses a magnet to drive current in coiled wire. You will have to buy one and place it in the body of your turbine – they cost only 50-100$ or so.

Another component of a wind power generator is the tower. You can either buy one or make one from scratch or recycle a tower. Old TV towers work great for this. You will also need a manual to work from to give you engineering plans to build the turbine correctly.

Some individuals have build their own 500 watt systems, using homemade wind blades from large PVC, (5 foot wind generator, so blades about 30 inches in length for 500 watts), DC Motor, Recycling TV Antenna towers, and the batteries for the bank to hold the generated power. These homemade systems can be made for under $400. You can buy kits that run around $3500-$4000, up to around $15,000 depending on the watts output.

The basics of wind power generators have been around ever since the old windmills you still see at farms across the plains and prairies. Now you can find plans on the Internet for building your own system, or buy components or kits that contain what you need to know.

Anybody that has over a half acre of land, some PVC, a motor, some batteries, and either a tall TV Antenna, or some 2 or 3 inch steel to build a tower, can put together their own wind power generator, with basic tools.

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Are you looking to get off the grid and stop depending on your power company for electricity? There is another way. The cheapest way right now is wind energy, and the best way to get it into your house is to do it yourself! You can save thousands of dollars.

You can construct your own wind power generator into your home quite easily. A good idea is to have the tower about 200-300ft from any obstacle or at least 20ft higher. Around North America the average wind speed is about 9m/s which will provide a lot of power.

Wind power generators an excellent alternative energy source. Because they can generate 1000 watts of power versus 100 watt for the average solar panel, they are a higher output system and cost less per Watt.

The spinning energy in the blades is converted to electricity by a DC motor. It uses a powerful magnet to induce charge in wire. You can buy one for $50-$200 or so, depending on the size of your turbine.

You will also need a wind power generator tower; some people have found free, old, TV antenna towers, as long as it meets the height requirement. Finally, you will need the plans for making the entire project to start generating wind power.

Some individuals have build their own 500 watt systems, using homemade wind blades from large PVC, (5 foot wind generator, so blades about 30 inches in length for 500 watts), DC Motor, Recycling TV Antenna towers, and the batteries for the bank to hold the generated power. These homemade systems can be made for under $400. You can buy kits that run around $3500-$4000, up to around $15,000 depending on the watts output.

The basics of wind power generators have been around ever since the old windmills you still see at farms across the plains and prairies. Now you can find plans on the Internet for building your own system, or buy components or kits that contain what you need to know.

If you have a place to put your wind power generator, you can find all the materials and tools necessary at your local hardware store. Building your own can be fun and very rewarding… so you have no excuse not to build one!

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Whether you want to get set up to live off the grid or just want to experiment with getting some extra power to keep down your energy bills, building your own residential wind power system is something you need to look into.

Why not just go out and buy one? Well, for starters if you are thinking of creating your own power then you are also thinking of saving money. The last thing you will do if you purchase one is save money as prices for these start at about $4000 dollars for a commercial one.

But not if you do it yourself. And with the right engineered manual, you can make a professional looking and powerful wind turbine for a fraction of the price of retail turbines. You can make a working turbine for around 200-300$ quite easily. Turbines aren’t actually that complicated.

What will you need to make your own residential wind power?

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What are the parts of a wind generator?

Four main parts in a generator are the blades and hub, the body with a DC motor, the tail and the tower. The blades will be the toughest part to build of the whole machine. They are still fairly easy with a good guide to move you along.

The motor is the most expensive component – at around 50-150$ depending on size. Your manual will detail what size motor you will need and all the technical stuff. The DC motor converts the spinning energy to electricity.

For the body it is best to use double walled stainless steel like that from a chimney pipe or wood stove. It is very cheap and easy to get and will last a long time.

The tail is simple and can be made almost any way you like and decorated anyway you choose.

You can buy or build your own tower. The best thing to do is find an old TV tower and recycle it for you wind generator tower. Many people will even pay you to take them down and get them out of their way.

Now that you know some of the basics, you can see that it’s not that complicated or expensive to have your own residential wind power system to run your household. All you need now are the plans to get started.

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Traditional energy sources are on their way out. Fossil fuel costs are shooting up because we are running low on them, so we need to prepare for the future. We need to change the way we think about how we get our energy and how much we are using to change our lifestyles into sustainable lifestyles.

Many people have already begun to think this way. Problems that we have previously had with renewable energy have been solved and new engineering breakthroughs have allowed us to take the next steps toward a completely sustainable future.

With the right plans, even homeowners who currently don’t know a thing about producing their own energy can make energy by installing their own renewable energy sources, like wind power generators.[youtube:UQWf_-OEHOw;[link:DIY wind power generators];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQWf_-OEHOw&feature=related]

Wind turbines can be made to reduce the average home’s electricity bill by as much as 70%. They can be built, using economical plans, for as little as $200 using pre-used parts. The most expensive part might be a DC motor which can cost as little as $30.

A basic tool set (hammer, saw, screwdriver…) and parts from any general hardware store is all that is needed. You can estimate the amount of power a generator can create using the following formula:

Power(Watts) = (Wind Speed)^3 * (Blade Diameter)^2 * 0.00478

The speed of the wind makes the most difference, because it’s value is to the power of 3 in the formula. An example calculation for a wind power generator using a good wind speed (10mph) and blade diameter (8ft):

W = (10*10*10) * (8*8) * 0.00478 = 305 watts/hour – x 24 hours and you can calculate 7.3 kWh generated per day by a wind power generator.

On average, an American home might use 14-20 kWh per day. If you start conserving your power, you might use much less depending on the size of your home. Even with little wind speed in your area, you should be able to build a wind turbine that can significantly reduce your power bill for as little as $200. Wind power generators are cost-effective, to be sure.

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