Are You Building or Buying One?
Looking to generate your own alternative power with homemade wind generators?
Do you know if you want to build a windmill or buy one?
If you live in both a windy AND sunny are, then you have the best of both worlds, as far as having a means of alternative energy.
So it may be in your best interest to look at both the wind AND solar generators.
We recommend having a solar AND wind energy generating system if you can but if you are in a windy area then it is absolutely possible to create enough energy with only a wind generator.
Of course, you can always build several wind turbines for more power,too.
So How Do Homemade Wind Generators Work?
Two of the most common sources for alternative power are solar and wind, and it basically depends on what the weather is where you are at on which is the best fit for you.
I will tell you right up front that you are best off getting a DETAILED Guide on Wind Generators, to get the whole picture of how everything works, but we can give a little idea here.
Every wind turbine, whether they are built to supply you with a little bit of alternative energy or whether it is big enough to power a city, operates in the same way.
- The wind blows…
- It causes the vane or tail of your wind turbine to turn into the wind…
- The blades are built in such a way as to start spinning when the wind catches them…
- The spinning creates electricity which can then be stored in battery packs, or run directly thru your home.
- Most people charge battery packs as that way , if you have a calm day, and the wind doesn’t blow as much, you will still have juice in the batteries.
One friend of mine, runs his electricity straight back into his meter.
His meter runs BACKWARD, sending power TO the electric company where he is credited for it…
I think that is a really cool way to go, but it would depend on your power company and how they are willing to work with you on that.
To have your electric meter run BACKWARD with homemade wind generators is one of the greatest ideas, I think!
The couple hundred bucks you spend in parts will soon be back in your own pocket if you can get that to happen.