The combination of rising energy prices and a drooping economy is tough on everyone, but there is an answer to this nationwide problem. Setting up your own wind generator is an easy way to get yourself out of the grips of a power company and start saving your power bill money for bigger and better things. When attaining your own windmill, there are two options: you can buy a pre-made one for thousands of dollars or you can purchase wind generator plans and make one yourself for only about $50.
Getting a windmill that's already made poses a few problems for those trying to get off the grid in order to save money. First of all, the initial cost is clearly very large; a pre-made wind generator can be as much as $25,000. Second of all, this large initial cost means that the energy you generate won't have made up for that up front investment for another 25 years or so. While your pre-made windmill will probably be generating energy more efficiently than a homemade version, and thus can make more energy for your home, you won't really be feeling the savings for so long that it will hardly be worth it.
Do it yourself versions of wind generators are very simple to make and don't pose a large monetary dilemma. They may produce less overall energy than a pre-made windmill, but this problem can be solved by just building 3 or 4, the cost of which will be paid for in energy bill savings in about a year. Your home will still be completely off the grid and a whole field of energy producing windmills could be at your fingertips, working for you. The only thing you can't do yourself is making the wind generator plans.
As soon as you get a set of wind generator plans, though, there will be nothing to hold you back. Just get the right tools and get to work on your new power company replacement. It's as easy as that. And since you built it, any repairs or maintenance required will be easy to do. Just because a pre-made windmill is expensive, doesn't mean it can't break sometimes. Without knowing exactly where each part came from, however, the repair process can be much more taxing and expensive.
There's a lot to be said for getting down and dirty and making your own windmill. You can get your family living off the grid, start saving money nearly immediately, help save the environment, feel proud of your ability to build large and powerful things, and become an expert at wind power. All you need to do to start this magical journey is order a set of wind generator plans. But before you do, always make sure that you educated yourself with the right guide. Without the proper knowledge in a proven wind generator manual, you are risking your investment on a system that may not work at all. I've heard many horror stories from those who wanted to skip this step and go at it alone. Don't let this happen to you and get yourself the right manual BEFORE you begin. This will surely save you time and headaches.
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