26 Nov, 2008
Homemade windmills vs other alternative energy sources
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Energy generated by wind is very pure and leaves no negative impact on the environment. The energy of the wind being converted to electrical energy is one of the best forms of energy generation. It is merely rotation of blades or sails, and the wind energy is converted to another more useful form - electricity for your home! While grinding grain was the original function of the windmill, with the advancement of technology people have begun to understand its incredible potential to generate electrical energy for residential buildings (the largest turbine run by wind energy can generate energy up to 6MW). It is easy to install and the most important factor is the low recurring cost.
The growing demand for alternative sources of energy has also raised the initial cost of using one. Homemade windmills or wind generators however, are cheap to install and the recurring cost is minimal. Solar hydro power requires special equipments, and their operation is also not suitable for a layman. Moreover, a lot of time will have to be invested in the construction of hydro power projects. Oh, and one other little issue - solar power only generates electricity during the day!
So, if you’re looking for a new, cheap, eco-friendly source of renewable energy, then it’s time to consider a homemade windmill.Get a step-by-step guide to build your own wind generator!