You may be a candidate to build your own windmill if you consider yourself as being in one of these groups:
* You get a little sick every time you look at your monthly power bill
* Carbon reduction and Global Warming are an issue for you
* You enjoy taking on home improvement assignments
* You don’t mind taking on the neighbors if you think you are in the right
We all feel a little out of control with electricity costs these days. They are continually on the rise with no relief in sight. The utilities just pass along the costs and don’t really have any control over the prices. They are just reacting like we all are.
The problem is that fossil fuels are in limited supply. It is not the fault of the Middle Eastern countries that this is so. Nonetheless, we have to find a way out of this dilemma. We are running out of fuel and we have to do something. Either we will or our children will have to address this issue.
If you are into the Global Warming debate then you are likely concerned about the amount of carbon that we are all putting out these days. It is good to recognize it but we also have to be aware of what we are using now to have any chance of reducing it as time goes on. If you build a windmill at your house then you are making an impact by displacing the power you would ordinarily be buying from a power plant.
For those of us who like to do DIY projects at home, wind turbines will be no problem at all. It will be a fun project and not that hard to do. The best part is that making a home wind turbine will supply you with free energy from now on.
Regarding the neighbors – they may complain about your turbine. That would be mainly out of the public perception that they can be noisy and a danger to wildlife. In reality, the most modern wind turbines, especially the vertical type, are not noisy at all and are not a real threat to wildlife, like birds that may fly in their path.
To build your own windmill may seem like a difficult project at first but it is not that hard at all. By pursuing your own wind turbine you can literally cut your power bill in half.