If you are one of the millions of people who are concerned both for the environment as well as your families finances and have wondered if it sense to build your own wind turbine, I might be able to help.
People have been harnessing the power of the wind for centuries and using it to help grind their or pump water.
Of course we have made significant technological advances in the last several decades and now we are able to get the maximum benefit from the energy of the wind. You've no doubt seen the huge wind farms scattered across the country.
Now, you can take that same technology and downsize it, for your home use. I have neighbors who have recently installed their own turbines, right on their roofs. They are seeing savings of up to 80% off of their utility bills.
My neighbors opted to build their own for a few hundred dollars, all with parts they got at the hardware store, rather than pay thousands of dollars to buy one already assembled since that type of investment would take a long time to recoup.
They have told me that their one turbine doesn't supply all the electricity their home needs, but it does supply about 60% of it. Of course that can vary from day to day. On windy days they are able to generate more than on calm days.
Overall both of them are happy that they took a little time, and spent some money, to build and install their own turbine. They say it's been a fun family project, it's helped teach their kids the importance of taking care of the planet, and it's a neat conversation topic.
If you are interested in building your own wind turbine to help save you and your family money on your electric bills just remember that you can do it all yourself in just a few days for only a couple hundred dollars. It's definitely worth it, don't you think?
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