Residential Wind Generators, Power to the People
Residential wind generators are not for everyone. But I believe a great potential exists for much of rural America. This article will explore a different concept on wind farm potential, home wind power generators, and ownership of a portion of your energy needs.
Great strides have been made in industrial wind farm construction and integration; the potential at the industrial level is being thoroughly analyzed. It's the cheapest alternative energy solution we have to date.
Even so, there are some disadvantages to industrial wind farms.
Now lets examine the aspects of a different concept in wind power generators.
Strides have also been made in residential wind generators. There is a full range available. You can buy a home wind power generator that will power the whole house if you have the capital and right location.
If you want to build a home wind power generator, there are also options to choose from.
Wind power generators can cost thousands of dollars, or you can find a home wind power generator for sale for as little as five hundred.
Wind power generators in America need to be viewed from all angles and economic levels.
What we feel is most significant is that the average person in the right location can start generating a portion of their energy needs. An entry point cost of five hundred dollars for residential wind generators, with state and federal incentives that can be as high as 30%, is very appealing.
You can't generate a lot of power with a five hundred-dollar investment, but it's a good starting point. The more people participating with residential wind generators, the faster the technology will advance and the greater the impact will be.
Lets look at some of the advantages of home wind power generators and the ways they can be used.
1. They can be installed and producing power in a day, not years.
2. They can be mounted on existing structures. Rural America has thousands upon thousands of agricultural structures in the form of silos, windmill towers and grain elevators that could be retrofit with a variety of home wind power generators.
3. The existing power grid is capable of handling the power without modification.
4. Because the power is generated at its point of use there is no transmission loss.
6. An easy cost entry point allows the average person to participate.
You own it the equity is yours.
7. You now have control over a portion of your energy needs.
Al Gore used the Global Warming tipping point as a tool to educate and motivate the world to take action on carbon emissions. His strategy was effective to a point, but much controversy remains about Global Warming with many skeptics.
There's another tipping point that can't be ignored. It doesn't matter if you're a skeptic or not. If your energy cost rise 20% a year you will become motivated. When gas hits $4.00 a gallon we will demand better energy solutions.
This is our first article on residential wind generators. In the coming months we will document the number of agricultural structures in one rural county of Illinois that could be utilized for residential wind generators.
That county happens to be Carroll, which may be the new home of the Guantanamo Bay Detainees. Our location is four miles from the Thomson Prison.
If you want to know what's happening in American wind power, please visit http://awea.org/, They can help you decide if a home wind power generator is right for you. Residential wind generators must comply with all local zoning laws.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ed Eubanks is a DIY green power enthusiast on a mission to bring power generation to a more personal level. He has a strong Mechanical-Electrical background from working 28 years in the US steel industry. His mission is to promote personal power generation to the masses.
Small easy to assemble residential wind generators are his atarting point.