Affordable Wind Turbines

If you want to keep the electricity flowing into your home, you have to do the same thing as all of your neighbors do each month – write a check to the local utility company. Since you generally pay based on your electricity usage, this is one of those expenses which you have some control over.

Depending on how heavy of a need your home has for electrical power, your electricity bill can easily become one of your largest bills – and that’s far from the only bill you have to worry about. Anywhere you can save a little money to help cover other expenses is welcome indeed.

A common solution to this issue is to take on the many tricks of electricity conservation to reduce electricity costs and ensure better environmental safety. These are all good practices, but they are difficult to maintain especially if you are living with other people in the house and strive to keep your living environment convenient and productive.

The answer to this problem is to use additional energy alternatives so you can reduce the usage of the electricity that you really pay for. If you think about the other types of energy, both solar and wind power should come into your mind. However, if your area doesn’t have any wind or solar power plants you’re pretty much hopeless right?

Actually, you don’t need those big facilities to power your home with alternative energy. All you need are home devices that take advantage of the sun or wind and convert it to energy. But the real question is, which of the energy alternatives is affordable?

Solar energy is clean and renewable and can provide a reliable source of power for your home. However, getting a solar energy system in place can be very expensive. Solar panels are pricy and if you want to power your home with solar power, you’ll need quite a few panels for this.

Wind power is different because it depends on wind turbines to generate the electricity. Unlike solar panels, wind turbines are made up of materials that you can find in the junkyard or online recycle shops making it easier to construct. The materials are also cheaper since it involves rotors, support, and a single electrical generator.

Making a wind turbine is easy and inexpensive, so you can make as many wind turbines as you have the space for. Each turbine you add to your system will give you a significant reduction in your energy costs; and unlike solar power, your wind turbines will continue to generate electricity around the clock.

Especially if you live in a rural area, you can generate a lot of power using your wind turbines. Placing your turbines as high off the ground as possible will give you the best results; on your rooftop is usually the best place. Even those who live in large cities can take advantage of the benefits of wind power to lower their electricity bills – all it takes is a roof and a little DIY know-how.

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Originally posted 2009-04-20 18:35:31.



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