Cheap and Clean Green Power, Made in Your Back Yard

Cheap Green and Clean Power, Made in Your Own Back Yard

It’s A Lot Easier Than You Think

 

When someone hears about making their own electricity, they think that it is just for people with engineering degrees, and a lot of time on their hands, they also think that it would be terribly expensive to buy everything that you would need to get set up. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making your own electricity is both inexpensive and rapidly gaining popularity all over the world. It is also attractive to people because it is both completely clean and green.

One of the best ways to make your own electricity is with solar panels. You could just go and buy readymade solar panels, but that would be extremely expensive. You can build a solar power collection unit with new materials purchased at your local hardware or home improvement store for less than two hundred dollars. If you salvage the materials, you can sometimes get them for a greatly reduced cost, or even free.

Another thing that is both a great energy producer and a nice lawn ornament is windmills. The wind can produce a great amount of electricity for your home. There is no rule that says you can only build one windmill or solar power collector. One will reduce your power bill, but if you build enough, and link them into your homes power system, then you will not need to purchase any power from the electric company at all.

Some people are setting up banks of batteries to store the extra power their units produce, and use it during times when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. Also when you have your own system to make electricity, a failure of the power company’s equipment will not affect you.

It has become much easier to go ” Off Grid”. With a small wind turbine made from a permanent magnet motor like one used in a standard treadmill combined with a few solar panels you can power a small cabin. I found this book online about doing just that and it’s called “Green Power Easy” and it goes into great detail about how to easily build your own solar panels and wind turbines.

It also comes with detailed how-to videos that show everything you will need to know to get your electricity bills much much lower if not gone all together. It’s up to you how much power you want to make. So far I have been able to cut my bills in half and I’m not done yet.

I plan on building a couple more solar panels and one more small wind turbine and then I’ll have two of them and I will be producing all of my daily power needs most of the time.

The way I figure it is that on days that it’s raining the wind it usually blowing so the wind turbines make most of the power, and on days that the wind is not blowing it is usually hot and sunny so the solar panels do most of the work.

Whatch this video and see for yourself: