The most recent year in North America may have a lot of people believing that “global warming” is not a problem, but the fact is that the evidence of global climate change is overwhelming. The greenhouse gases produced by our own activities are producing rising temperatures, the melting of polar ice caps , and generally weird weather across the globe.
You may feel that there is nothing much that you can do as and individual?” But, there are a lot of things you can do. Installing a small wind turbine to provide your home with electricity is a doable goal for many do-it-yourselfers. A small wind turbine not only reduces your carbon footprint, but it allows you to save money on your electricity bills for years to come.
As the economy begins to emerge from the recession, the prices we pay for electricity are more likely to rise than to fall in the future. It’s amazing that more people aren’t using the option of wind turbines to generate electricity for themselves. There is an initial investment in the equipment and your time, but after that the energy produced is free as well as green. Wind is fantastic sustainable energy resource.
A home wind turbine doesn’t have to be like the huge monstrosities you see in the field. Home wind turbines are small enough that they won’t be unsightly to neighbors but they still can help you save money on your utility bill. It’s always a good idea to check your neighborhood covenant agreements and your local zoning rules to be positive that a home wind turbine is allowed in your area.
If you choose to build a larger wind generator, or have several smaller ones on your property, you may be producing more electricity than you can use. Your excess electricity can be stored in inexpensive batteries to be used later, so on days when it’s not windy you can use your ‘saved up’ electricity. Any excess electricity that you generate can be sold to your utility company, and they can send you a check instead!
If you are handy with tools and have a basic understanding of electricity, building your own turbine is not only easy, but inexpensive. There are several inexpensive and easy do-it-yourself home energy manuals available online that will walk you through the whole process from start to finish. In a short while you will recoup the small amount you spent on the manual as you get the turbine installed and running.
Investing in your own power source carries many advantages. You won’t have to worry about the power outages that affect the rest of your neighborhood, and your energy expenditures will decrease as well. And in addition to these advantages, you will not only be helping the environment but at the same time you will be providing for your own bit of energy independence.Tags: wind turbines, energy controllers