Lower Your Electric Bill
and Help Reduce Global Warming
Save a bundle when you build your own wind generator. People
forget that less than a hundred years ago water-pumping windmills were
sight in rural America. They were largely responsible for opening up
farming and ranching ventures as America moved west. They pumped the
supplied the steam locomotives that proliferated with the rapid
our rail transport system.
turbines on top of wooden or steel towers used a large number of blades
enable them to turn slowly with lots of torque in wind speeds as low as
mph. In fact, the Aeromotor (with an automatic governor) which first
appearance in 1888 is currently in production and is still pumping
throughout the world as you read this.
company does not make an electrical generating windmill, however. The
of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) in the 1930s brought
electricity to most rural areas and brought about the decline of most
by the 1950s. Ironically,with
declining supply and higher cost of oil along with the increase in
gas” emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, it appears that
generating windmills are poised for a comeback.
purpose of this site is to offer
information about Global Warming, Net Metering (selling power back to
the power company), and alternative energy technologies through the
Blog. Feel free to peruse the blog as we will be adding more articles
we continue to exhaust our
supplies the cost of energy is only going to keep increasing through
the roof. But wind energy is free and building your own wind generator
should cost you less than $300. If you are interested in building your
own windmill and saving a bundle over purchasing an off the shelf unit
then this page may save you some time. After spending several hundred
dollars on do-it-yourself guides, there are two top contenders that I
The top guide in my
estimation ( and it's a close
call) is the one by Earth4Energy. It just takes you by the hand a
little bit more and provides a bit more guidance. And, in addition,
they have now added instructional videos to the members area.
will find a treasure trove of information on generating your own power.
manual will answer all your questions about wind and solar power:
tricks on how to get good deals on parts for the assemblies.
much wind is necessary in order to use a wind turbine option.
many solar cells do you need for the power you want.
drawings and instructions that really make everything simple to build.
to pick up cheap batteries for energy storage.
are a few helpful hints to use with Michael’s manual. This really is a
comprehensive guide that makes everything so clear that most anyone can
start generating their own electricity. You will also enjoy your status
as the local “renewable energy” expert as neighbors come by to check
out your system and find out what they can. After all, inquiring minds
want to know.
fully illustrated with excellent diagrams and photos that explain each
project. This book by Bill Ford will walk you through how to:
Build a Wind
a Solar Array
Cut Your Electric
Bill by 80%+
Lower Your Carbon
Help Reduce Global
check out the manual from Home Made
Energy click on the link below.This is a very good guide and slanted a
bit from the US perspective as the author is from California.
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