Regarding wind power, I get a lot of questions about the effectiveness of wind power systems, with regards to the cost. In general, they give just as much power as solar power systems but at the same time, they can cost as much. This is why I tend to tell people to supplement their solar power with homemade wind turbines. This way, they don’t have to make such a big investment on wind power systems.
This is great advice for those who are already using solar energy because they are ready have that system in place. This way, they can simply piggyback another system into their solar power system. But for those who are looking to use a homemade wind turbine as their energy source, they can still take advantage of what I have advice. You might have to spend a little bit more money up front, but they’ll save money on the backend.
Here are 3 reasons why you will save $1000’s with a homemade wind power solution.
1. Save $1000’s In Upfront Costs
The upfront cost of wind turbines can scare anyone from using wind power. Typically, the prices range anywhere from $6000 on up to $22,000 for commercial wind turbines including installations. On top of this, it can take up to 20 years to break even on the investment and if you don’t have the cash for them in full, then you’re going to have to take out a loan to fund the cost. The interest on the loan can add 10 years into the time of realizing a break-even point. However, there are loan programs especially designed for those who want to use this source of energy.
Therefore, a homemade wind turbine is much more affordable. There are lots of do-it-yourselfers that, find ways to build their own wind turbines using inexpensive materials. They have found that they’ve been able to get their costs to around $100-$200. They’ve been able to use materials such as plastic and wood. I always tell people to go to plastic model because it’s easier to build and it last longer. Some people state that homemade wind turbines don’t last as long as professional ones, and I agree with this. However, you’ll still be saving thousands of dollars when you make it yourself.
2. Get More Power per Dollar
Power per dollar is a look at how much power you generate for all the dollars you spent on the system. A good example is that a wind turbine can generate 100 W and cost $100, therefore it’s only a dollar a watt. So, the higher the power per dollar the better your wind turbine is to be. A homemade wind turbine has excellent power per dollar. They can generate power of 1 W per dollar where commercial winter mines only generate 1/10 of a watt per dollar.
3. Save More Money in the Long Run and Faster
Wind turbines are a non-polluting energy source and most people are starting to use wind power to save money without having to make a huge investment. This is why they are turning towards sources such as homemade wind turbine servers. The investment is lower, and the cost per dollar rocks! Plus, it only takes around 4-6 months to recoup the investment. After that, it’s all gravy. So, definitely, the homemade wind turbine option is the way to go, financially speaking.