How little can a homemade wind turbine cost?


How little can a homemade wind turbine cost?

If the average prices for a wind turbine that can power up your house makes you think again when it comes to switching to green technology, perhaps you will be interested into finding out how little can a homemade wind turbine cost.

Starting with top high-efficiency wind turbines, the G.E. Model costs $1,500,000 or $2,000,000 installed. Commercial turbines cost about $1,000,000 per megawatt that the turbine can produce. In other words, a 3 MW wind turbine will cost about $3,000,000 and $3,500,000 with the installation. Homeowner grade turbines can be bought for $200 and it might light a bulb, or for  $15,000-$20,000 that will actually generate enough power for an entire house.

So, if you don’t have that amount of money to get a wind turbine for the entire house, the only option left is making your own one. First thing you need to do is determine if the location you chose can support using wind power generation, since wind speeds must be about 10 miles per hour to be effective.

To construct your own wind turbine you need to get you hands on the pieces required to do that. First, the most important part, is the wind generator. It costs about 70 percent of the whole project and you can buy it as a whole piece, or by parts (is a 3 parts mechanism). As a whole piece it starts at around $175 for a decent generator up to $900 for a very good quality generator. If, on the other hand, you like to do things yourself, you can buy the three components separately for the same money overall, but you will have the joy of assembling them by hand. The axis that supports the generator can cost from $30 to $300, depending your needs, but normally a whole good wind turbine project should not cost more than $1500.

Amazed how little can a homemade wind turbine cost? All you need to do is reserve some time for the project and you will see the benefits right away.

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