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Residential Wind Turbines

First of all, I would like to welcome you to  Pretty much anything  surrounding the topic of alternative energy solutions goes down here, but our main focus is to provide a content rich learning atmosphere for those who are interested in building their own residential turbines and solar panels.

Making the conversion to a renewable energy source by building your own wind turbines and/or solar panels is much easier than most would think; but it is imperative to know all of your options and to formulate a good game plan in order to do so with the most success.

So please take advantage of all we have to offer and feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions.

What You Should Know Before Building Residential Turbines

Is Wind Power the best solution for your needs?  In order to figure this out properly, there are a few things concerning residential wind turbines you should consider.

First of all, you must determine if the area that you live in can even support wind power generation.  The average wind speed must be at least 10 miles per hour to effectively produce a sufficient amount of energy for home use.

Next you need to find out if there are any zoning restrictions for building residential wind turbines where you live.  Unfortunately, some municipalities and neighborhood associations prohibit the use of wind turbines for various reasons such as noise pollution and the overall appearance.

Although there are some great commercial models of residential wind turbines that focus on the reduction of noise levels, it still proves to be a subject that you should be aware of.  Your average wind power system makes a sound of about 50 dB.  That is equivalent to the sound of passing road traffic or the rustling of leaves on a windy day.

Once you have found out if it is possible to convert to wind energy in your area then you must decide what kind of wind power system is best for you.  Unless you plan on building your own residential wind turbines yourself, you should know that your typical commercial wind turbines cost anywhere from $1000 to $30,000.

While wind energy is a fantastic way to reduce or sometimes eliminate entirely the cost of electricity, be sure you know precisely what it will take to accomplish what you envision.  By factoring in how much electricity you aim to produce with a wind power system you will have a good idea of how many turbines you will need.  The average homeowner will generally need two to three small wind turbines in order to power their homes completely.

From experience, I would definitely recommend anyone to strongly consider wind power as a primary energy source for whatever your needs, but always have a backup plan.  Just be prepared for the worst.

It has been known for some residential wind turbines to get damaged or completely destroyed when hit with a heavy storm.  So I suggest opting for other renewable energy solutions such as solar panels as an addition to your wind power systems.  By doing this, not only will you be prepared for just about any situation life can throw at you, but you will most likely have more than enough energy for your needs.

The most important bit of advice we can give you is to just take your time and educate yourself as much as possible before making a commitment to any kind of wind power system.  If done correctly you are bound to claim your independence from the power companies.

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Our Off Grid Solar Cabin Update 4-15-15 and Update on my Dad.

Not much to show this time. Had bad weather 2 out of 3 days at the cabin. We did get the grass mowed and cleaned up the porch. Had a couple Doctors appointments. We are find just have…

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Zeroing In My New Savage Axis .308 Bolt Action Riffle

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Do they wash wind turbines?

time lapse of rappellers cleaning the outside of a wind turbine.

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S&W Sigma 9mm – S&W M&P 22lr – Target Pratice

My Gun Collection


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Cat Man Left Us A Gift

What does your cat bring you?

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Update On My LED Lights

Egg-A-Day™ Series 4-14-2015

It is official… Eggs can’t fly.

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New Additions to the Off Grid Solar Cabin.

We had bought 19 new Bard Rock pullet hens. We had our neighbors watch over them as they were growing up to the size we could put them in our chicken coop. We paid for the feed and the chicks….

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We Got A New Bird Friend

Rooster Mans mail order bride…

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“Crazy Engineers :Design and Analysis of airborne wind turbine”

This presentation is uploaded for “Crazy Engineers contest-hunt for India’s best project”

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Build Wind Generator Yourself | Make Wind Generator for Home | Make Wind Turbine DIY


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UPDATE On Our New Humanure Tumbler

Egg-A-Day™ Series 4-13-2015

The chickens think it is still easter…

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My 36v diy lithium ion 18650 e-bike update.

changed the battery box and moved the speed controller.

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New Rain Water Catchment Setup Pt. 1

12v Solar power workshop lighting installation tutorial

installing some solar power in my workshop for lighting the stuff used in this video came from https:// solar charge controller

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Living Off The Grid Defined and Explained.

This video is using wikipedia as a standard definition and explanation of my views on living off the grid. The Standard for living off the grid is having NO connection to public utilities….

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“Wood Gas” or Gasification, From Homemade Gas and Running Engines to Firing Projectiles.

This is a combination of all my Wood Gas powered projects, from a fire wood fueled Truck to giant flame burping wood stoves all the way to small folding camping style units built for cooking.

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Off Grid Grey Water System Spring Update 4-12-2015

Some grey water to wash down the humanure video with..

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