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My name is Neville Pettersson and I have created the this site to help regular home owner’s like me make their own
If you've done a bit of research on the internet, you'll already know by now that putting up your own wind turbines for the home is very achievable. Even the most modest hobbyist can easily assemble kit set windmills for homes and stick them on the roof.
The world is moving more and more towards DIY kit sets to offer cheaper alternatives
to the consumer. Just take a look at Ikea. When Ikea started out everyone said it
would be doomed to fail. Who would really want to buy furniture that you have to
put together yourself? We all know the answer to that question, and now everyone
is following suit.
Wind turbines for the home can easily be assembled and erected using parts you can find online. You can also do this locally, depending on what shops you have at your disposal. There are lots of professional guides available on the internet to help you do this.
I highly recommend doing it yourself using one of these guides. Just like an Ikea kitset, home made windmills for electricity can be put together yourself if you have good instructions and enough patience.
It is more hassle, but you'll save a huge amount of money as you can set up these wind turbines for the home for less than $200 each.
Here is an example of a fully installed top of the line wind turbines for the home system. The first one is the Bergey 10kW Excel Wind Turbine system for $47,530. Bergey is a local US company and this specific system offers a total package and will provide enough electricity to power most homes comfortably. As you can see the price is very steep. You should also be aware that this price is only for the unit itself. You will also have additional costs of up to $15,000 for installation, shipping, taxes and any permits that you might require.
Depending on your requirements there are also additional options to buy new and used wind turbines for the home for lower prices than you'll get from the manufacturers. At the low end of the market you can see lots of decent sized wind generators for home use on Amazon.com for under a grand, or sometimes just over this amount.
The good thing about Amazon is that they have a review system where you can read
feedback and reviews about each system before you buy it. This information is extremely
helpful if you plan to put it up yourself.
If you're looking for something a bit more substantial, you can actually buy used commercial wind turbines at drastically reduced prices at windmatic. These turbines are very large and probably not recommended for use in the suburbs or any other built up neighbourhoods. Most of them are old units from wind farms which need some refurbishing and / or new parts fitted. You can get a unit like this, as is where is, anywhere upwards from $20,000.
If you live in a remote or rural area you can get very good deals from windmatic. Another good site to check out for cheap new and used wind turbines for the home is magnet4less.com. In terms of wind turbines this site mostly has a similar range to Amazon. However, it's not as good at magnet4less because they don't have a feedback / review system for people to leave comments.
The site seems somewhat ugly and unprofessional, but if you can get past that there
are some good units on there and also a lot of parts including magnets, meters and
In conclusion, I'd have to say that the best option by far is to get a cheap home energy guide for under fifty bucks which tells you everything you need to know about how to make your own wind turbines for the home for under $200.
When you do a cost benefit analysis of all of the options, the DIY 'Ikea' method always come out on top.
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