We all want to do our part to help out the planet. We also want to save money on our utility bills. The good news is that we can accomplish both but using wind turbines to capture the power of the wind and convert it into electricity.
A simple explanation of how turbines work is when the wind hits the blades of a turbine it makes them turn, as it turns the wind energy is converted into electricity. That electricity is than stored or used immediately.
You have probably seen areas in the country that have acres and acres of huge wind mills all generating power for thousands of households.
The technology has advanced to the point where these turbines can still generate significant amounts of electricity even in much smaller sizes which makes them great for home use.
Many homeowners are installing their own turbines and saving around 80% on their utility bills.
If you decide to get a wind turbine you can buy one or build one, but unless you have, and are willing to spend, a lot of money I would suggest building your own.
Buying a turbine will cost you $600 and up building one, on the other hand, will only cost you around $200 and can be done in just a few days.
If you’ve considered using solar energy you should know that in a lot of ways wind energy is better. For one thing you can generate electricity from wind day or night. One turbine is about 5 times as efficient as one solar panel.
The concept of using the wind as a source of energy has been around for centuries. Thanks to advances in technology though we can use it more efficiently than ever before and the average homeowner can benefit from building small wind turbines.