These days there is no reason to put up with soaring electricity costs. You can easily build your own windmill and slash your utility costs significantly or even eliminate them altogether. All your windmill parts can be found in a salvage yard and should only run you roughly $150.
Understand that most average sized home windmills are a fairly straight forward design. If you’re and “average” person with basic construction abilities and a willingness to follow directions, then you can definitely build your own windmill. The larger turbines over 1000 Watts are a bit more complicated. Start off with a design under 1000 Watts. You can always build another one if you need additional electricity.
A small DC motor, tower, blades and base are the basic elements of a home windmill. You can even use common materials found in any scrap yard. An old sewing machine can provide you with the motor you need.
Tower height is an important factor to consider. The higher your structure, the more wind turbulence it can harvest. You’ll get much better performance and power output. You can also quadruple your wind harvesting power simply by doubling the size of your rotor blades.
Ordering a pre-made kit is another option for you. But your costs will be considerably higher. Expect to pay anywhere from $500 up to $1000 or more.
The plans you decide to follow can make a huge difference. For some reason, the majority of plans I’ve seen are way more complicated than they need to be and this discourages people from building their own windmill. Keep things simple, there’s no reason to turn this into rocket science. Professional
blueprints will be clear and concise without leaving any steps out. With a little ambition and the ability to follow instructions, you’ll be enjoying free electricity in no time.