Saving on your home electric bills is a wish that almost all of us have, and building your own residential wind turbine for your property, is a great way of achieving this. A reasonable turbine will create an important proportion of your properties energy needs. The savings this gives you are great, but you will have to consider various factors prior to commencing planning anything. Whilst commercial operators build these wind farms that create huge quantities of electrical energy that will power 100’s if not 1000’s of homes, they have great advantages over smaller wind turbines for home, such as the greater height of the towers, size of rotor blades and they can select the most beneficial wind flow locations.
However you could install a cut down adaptation very economically, these domesric for homes, and small businesses can readily produce around 100 kilowatts of electricityenergy. The varieties of DIY wind turbines that can be accessed from the internet are intended\meant for use in residential areas, agricultural areas and for local business locations and are best used to give you a major input to lower the energy you buy from your electric supplier.
For Home Made Wind Turbines, your property will need the following
Location – must have a good location in relation to the wind direction in your area, to the extent that you will need good and fairly constant wind. For efficient energy generation you should have at least an annual wind flow speeds of 10 mph.
To get the best results try to ensure that you place your windmill at the highest possible point you can and that there is a clear path for the wind flow (make sure that there are no buildings, trees etc. in the way) as a restricted flow will lower the efficiency of your system.
Ensure that you built your windmill well clear the boundary of your property, around two hundred feet is good so that you will avoid future disputes with neighbors.
Size of property – it is usually recommended that your property is above 1 acre in size.
Zoning regulations – You must adhere to your local zoning regulations and building codes for residential wind turbines.
Cost of build – if you are thinking of purchasing a retail system then you need also to allow for the the cost of the installing system which may have a payback period of several years (meaning it will take several years to get back the build cost from the savings you make on your electric company bills). However if you choose to go for a Do It Yourself system then I would recommend that you look at Earth-4-energy, which will show you how to, with your own efforts , build a system for a way less than retail, so your repayment period will be a lot less.
Wind Flow – you will never have wind all day every day, so to produce all your requiremnts you will have to have a combination of wind and solar or maybe zero point magnetic generator, depending on the location of your property. Both solar or magnetic generation, make good backups or as supplements to your wind system. Saying that, your windmill system for your property, used on its own, will make a substantial contribution to your energy needs.
All the guides obtainable from the internet supporting green renewable and sustainable energy, will have detailed step by step instructions and videos, as well as plans, wiring instructions, a parts list, advice on where to get the best discounts and online help, if you run into any problems. I know that you may have been advised that you can get lots of free information online, but if you make one mistake using the free information, it will cost you a whole lot more that the small cost of a top quality guide, that has a 60 day money back guarantee anyway
Special bonus – once your system is in operation you can sell your unused green renewable energy back to your local electric supplier, this typically is done through your meter that credits you with the power you send back to the grid – neat eh!
Check out the guides and reviews then check the physical attributes of your property, if it all pans out then make your decision when you are going to start your own wind turbine Do Iy Yourself project, if not consider renewable solar energy or Magnetic generating.