Article by Gary Greenman
When you make home made windmills, you are making a machine that uses wind energy to produce electrical energy (you probably already knew that but I’ll go on anyway). It captures wind power and converts it into mechanical power that moves the blades of a motor to produce electrical energy. When you build a residential windmill you can produce thousands of megawatts of electricity. They are also a very popular power solution for individual homes and farms.
If you have the right set of plans on how to make a home made windmill it can be done without having to buy an expensive commercial one. (See the bottom of this article for a link to Earth4Energy)…
We have done quite a bit of research before we actually started building our wind generator. We found a guide on how to make a windmill generator, that was easy to read and follow with detailed instructions as well as videos, which show exactly how to make a windmill at home.
Now here are some basic things, you have to familiarize yourself with, before even starting to build your own home made windmill.
In order to learn how to build a working windmill you need to know about the towers, the batteries, the turbines, the tail and the hub assembly.
Some of the simple tools you need to build wind turbines are wrenches, a saw and a drill. Depending on what kind of windmill you are planing to build, there might be some additional tools necessary. Basic wiring tools like strippers and line pliers are also useful.
One part that you might have to buy is the motor, we were lucky enough, as we could acquire a really cheap one, in great shape from our local scrap guy. You can get them on Ebay for about (brand new!)
The motors on wind turbines need regular maintenance and oiling to be efficient and it also extends their life considerably. But they will provide an excellent and cheap energy supply for years to come. E4E, by the way comes with a maintenance plan (the only diy guide that has this).
Having a big space to work is definitely a plus, a garage, a backyard… I built mine on my patio. And, if you don’t have the space to build one, you probably don’t need a home made windmill.
All in all we can say, that it takes a little work to build a windmill, but it’s not really complicated and it can be done really inexpensively. Not only that but it is a super fun project!
Once you are up and running, the dropping electric bills make up the time, you had to spend, and the brain power it took to learn something new.
Listen, anyone can do this, what are you waiting for?
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Question by angela sy: How to build a home made windmill for pumping water?
I really wanna know how to make one of these. If anyone knows how to or knows where I can buy a kit please let me know. Thank you!
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