I think we can all agree that the current recession stinks. It’s been so hard on so many people. One good thing that seems to be coming out of it, though, is the fact that people are looking for ways to save money and cutting electric bills is one thing they are trying to do. Using wind power is a great place to start.
Harnessing the power of the wind requires the use of a wind turbine. These are specially designed to capture the wind, convert it to electricity, and store it.
Wind turbines don’t have to be the huge fan looking things you see in the field. As a matter of fact, they come in a lot of different sizes and shapes.
More people are making their own wind turbines and placing them on their roof or in their yard as a way to generate some electricity for their own use and save some money on their electric bill.
You can easily do this too. There are manuals available that will walk you through the process of building your own turbine, inexpensively and easily. Many times you can build one for less than a few hundred dollars.
You do need to have realistic expectations though. One small turbine won’t generate enough electricity to completely power most homes. It can provide some savings since you won’t have to buy quite as much electricity but unless you have very small electrical needs, or you build several turbines, you probably won’t be able to completely un hook from your utility company.
By all means learn how to harness wind power for your household electrical needs. It can be fun, rewarding, save you money, and save the planet. What a great combination!