Wind Power Generators and Wind Turbines

Just like solar energy, the wind’s power also represents a very resourceful alternative rather than the use of fossil fuels. Taking into consideration that it is clean, cost efficient and most importantly it is renewable. By using turbines and wind power generators we can potentially collect this abundant energy and convert it into usable electricity.

For many years civilization’s have been embracing and harvesting wind power, so our generation certainly cannot take full credit as the use of wind power dates back for at least 5000 years give or take. In actual fact, generation after generation have used wind power for many things, such as creating ventilation in architectural structures, propelling sailboats, heat furnaces and even for providing mechanical power. On the other hand, in this day in age we have certainly found radical uses for wind energy which will and probably already has marked generations to come. Included among others are wind power generators, turbines and wind farms.

In order to appreciate the results we get from wind power generators we would firstly need to understand the fundamentals of wind harvesting. In essence wind is a natural flow of air which occurs in our planet’s atmosphere. Solar energy plays a huge part in this natural force, because this motion of wind consists of air molecules, when the sun warms the earth’s surface which warms and raises the air, different degrees of air pressure are created and as a result turns it into wind. Once the wind is in motion, particles then generate kinetic energy, which is then transformed into a more practical use with the help of a wind turbine. Once the blades on the wind turbine are spinning, with the use of a wind power generator the energy is then stored. This wonderful source of energy is now ready to employ without the emission of greenhouse gases.

Wind farms can create a much larger quantity of energy than stand alone turbines, but on a global scale people are beginning to recognize that DIY Windmills and turbines are very capable of generating power to our homes and our businesses. The rewards of constructing a wind power generator and turbine are plentiful. Obviously a combination of both wind power and solar energy together would give you the best results, while each method on its own can be plenty.

Both methods of generating power will give the user the freedom and savings beyond expectation. In fact one wind turbine is capable of powering most electronic equipment in the home. Once the user starts generating their own energy, it’s possible to generate more than required, this surplus energy can be sold back to the power companies, depending on which state or country you are residing in.

There are certain countries around the world, including the United States that recognize the rewards of green living and consider it to be a valuable investment. In many places there is vast accessibility directed towards businesses and homeowners who decide to take on renewable energy systems. So if you are one of those people considering building or purchasing a wind power generator, you may be entitled to some kind of federal subventions or tax cuts. Making the decision to generate your own green energy has never been more easier or rewarding. Lets face it, we owe it to ourselves and to our planet to contribute to a more positive, healthy future.

I hope this article has helped you gain a little more knowledge, for further help on the subject of wind power you may want to take the time to read through How Wind Power Works
Another great article with some great information is Advantages Of Wind Power

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Wind Power Generators

Generators come in a lot of forms. There are solar, electrical, fossil fuel and wind generators. The source does make a difference in its operation and how it impacts the environment. In this time of extensive efforts to stop harming our beloved planet a wind power generators are the ones which leave the lesser footprint. The world has been dependant on fossil fuels for so long now that wind energy is considered new science though it has been around hundreds of years as the windmills in Holland can attest. Let us examine this wind power and see how it works.

A wind-powered generator has less moving parts than its fossil fuel cousins. It has the capacity to off set 1.2 tons of the damaging pollutants that are given off by the use of fossil fuels. This makes the air more breathable for all. Then there are the 200 tons per person green house gases released each year, producing electricity. With the wind power generators this is eliminated completely.

Wind energy is indeed a form of solar generated energy. It is the radiation of heat from old SOL that creates the conditions that make the wind we feel in the morning breeze or see sweeping across the rushes and moving in the trees. The sun heats different areas of the earth at different points in the day and because the heart absorbs heat at varying levels throughout its circumference hot air rises from the surface. This rising creates a vacuum, cooler air rushes forward to fill this void, this is what we have termed the wind. We have only scratched the surface of the forces potential as power generators. In the past it was used to run mills, water pumps and to power sailboats.

Harnessing wind power to create an abundance of electrical power is a new concept. The wind power generator is mounted on towers that are as much as 120 feet tall. Up in the air that high the turbines by pass most of the turbulence and gain greater access to wind currents. This in turn provides a better flow of kinetic energy through the turbines. The wind power generators convert kinetic energy to electricity. This can be used to power homes, plants and other buildings. There must be a secondary utility meter attached to each unit receiving this energy to make certain of the compatibility with existing wiring.

Homes are generally connected to both wind and normal power grids. This is a precaution in case there is little or no air current sufficient to power the wind generator. The best thing is that on those days that you are producing an over abundance the electric company is obliged to buy it from you its a law. If you do not sell it, there is the option of storing it in batteries.

It is recommended that only people with an acre or more of land in order to make use of these wind power generators. Also some localities have building codes. There is the FAA regulations and of course the expense to contend with.

author mary breuer is expert in generators and power generators and working in this field for over 12 years.

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Home Wind Generators

Home wind generators offer the opportunity of saving money whilst helping the environment. So why don’t more people install them? They may have been seen as an expensive solution years ago, but now there are ways for those ‘in the know’ to dramatically cut costs, so more of us can benefit from free electricity!

So many of us are sick and tired of ever-increasing electricity bills. Not to mention the wasting of precious resources which are used to produce much of our electricity. Surely there must be a more environmentally aware and cheaper way to power our modern lives!

For most of us, there are two possible alternatives – solar power or wind power.

Solar Power is improving as a technology every day. However, the panels are still often very expensive to buy and install. Also, the sun has the irritating tendency to go in at night, just when you want to switch the TV on. And in winter, the sun’s power is reduced just as you need to start using the tumble drier again. How inconsiderate!
Wind power is really a pretty old technology, so it is pretty simple. Certainly there are those who are prejudiced against wind turbines, claiming they are ugly and noisy. But if you asked these people to choose between the attractiveness and silence of a wind turbine or a diesel powered generator, they might change their opinion!

Home wind generators are often seen as an expensive way of wearing your environmental credentials on your sleeve. Which is fine if that is important to you. But most of us are more interested in saving money, and the idea of a 15 year payback period just doesn’t sound so great.

Fortunately, there is a solution. The basic technology is extremely simple. Instead of ‘generator’, think of a simple electric motor, the technology of which has been around since the 1820s. If you turn the rotor, you get electricity out. And the idea of using a propeller to collect the wind’s energy to turn the rotor goes back to windmills used for pumping water and grinding grains over 1000 years ago!

As the technology is so simple, it must be possible for the a person of average intelligence to build there own wind turbine system. And it is. The main things you will need are:

A generator. Simple to find if you know where to look
A blade. Simple to make if you know how
Some batteries. To store the excess electricity you produce, until you need it
Some basic DIY skills. You will need to know which end of the screwdriver to hold if you are going to build your own wind generator!

Some of the materials can be sourced for nothing, without getting a criminal record, if you know the right places to ask. The rest can easily be found for less than $ 200 in hardware stores or on the internet.

To find out more about residential wind turbines and how to make them, please go to Then you can start saving money while you save the earth’s resources. How good will that feel?

Wind Power Generators

I wonder how you would react if your neighbour told you he was going to build a wind power generator for his home. You’d be pretty impressed, wouldn’t you? Well the truth is that it’s not that difficult to do and many homeowners are taking up the challenge to build their own generators as a cost-effective means of using non-polluting renewable energy. Building wind generators is not that difficult, as I said, but it’s not exactly snap-your-fingers easy, either, so you will need the right plans and instructions to get you powering along to success.

You really must purchase a good, detailed, but easy to follow instruction manual or guide so you know what you are doing and why. You know the old saying, “You get what you pay for,” well, it holds true for knowledge, too. If you buy a 4-page, $ 2 ‘manual’ you can pretty much expect to get into trouble, unless, of course, you have already built some wind power generators before and just need a ‘refresher’. There are also many online resources and forums to help guide you through your project.

Wind energy is the fastest growing source of power of any renewable energy sources and technologies, and you can embrace all its advantages with your own generators:

– wind power is clean

– wind power is free

– wind power is renewable

It will take a little bit of work to build your wind power generators, but there is nothing particularly complicated about it. You will need a good-sized work area, though, because your propellers or blades could get up to 8 feet in diameter (4 ft. blades), depending on your target energy output.

The surging interest in energy from the wind as a viable alternative to fossil fuel power has meant that building wind generators has become a fast growing occupation around the world because technicians are hard to find. Who knows, once you learn how to build wind generators for yourself you might want to make a career of it.

Decide today to be pro-active and learn what options are available to you in regard to wind power and other renewable energy sources –
Do yourself and the world good – it will be something you can be proud of –
Valerie Glen is an enthusiastic promoter of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly systems and passive solar design for homes.

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