Most alternative energy, on an individual household scale, in the country comes from solar power. However, many climates can not make effective use of solar technology as it is simply not sunny enough often enough. Wind turbines used to be out of the question as well due to huge price tags. The recent movement toward alternative energy has provided new affordable options for wind turbines; learn more about it here.
The technology which allows wind to be converted to electricity, through windmills or wind turbines, has been around for a long time. But it has only been recently that this technology has been scaled back from commercial wind turbines for large wind farms to smaller wind turbines designed for personal homes.
These days wind turbines are available for your home and can be professional built and installed for a few thousand dollars. One wind turbine has the potential to provide enough power to cover all of your household’s electrical needs. In addition you are even able to turn a profit by selling back excess electricity to your power company.
In these tough economic times, however, a few thousand dollars is still not an affordable option for wind turbines, this has caused a couple of new options to emerge and rapidly gain popularity in the alternative energy market. These are wind turbine kits and do-it-yourself wind turbine plans.
A wind turbine kit drastically cuts your costs as you are able to assemble and install a wind turbine yourself. This means that not only do you avoid paying a contractor to do the install but you are also able to get the wind turbine itself, in parts, for a much cheaper price.
Your final option, which is by far the most affordable, for a home wind turbine is to go with do-it-yourself instructions. These can be found all over the Internet and usually include very in-depth instructions as well as step-by-step video guides. No parts are included in these but they provide locations to get all of the needed materials for dirt cheap as well as teaching you how to even get some parts for free or get tax deductions on them. With this option you can build a wind turbine yourself for the very affordable price of a couple hundred dollars. It does of course require some handy-man skills, but nothing too technical.
Hopefully you can see how there are many affordable wind turbine options currently available on the market today. Try one of these options and start saving money on your electrical bill.