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“Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it’s so remote that there is no electric service available. That’s not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. However, it would be nice to have at least a little electricity, since so much of life in the 21st century is dependant on it.

One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Almost from the moment I bought it, I had the idea of putting up a wind turbine and making some electricity. This is the story of how I did it. Not with an expensive, store-bought turbine, but with a home-built one that cost hardly anything. If you have some fabricating skills and some electronic know-how, you can build one too. “ Thanks James – Link.

Related:

  • Wind Turbine – wind power for cheap – Link.
  • DIY 1000 watt wind turbine – Link.
  • HOW TO – Build your own wind turbine – Link.

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  1. Fusion says:

    I love that all of that is for his electric razor.

  2. AeroEngineer says:

    Brilliant. I am working on my own windturbine that will be portable, and u can take anywhere. This was a well put together explination of how to build a wind turbine. Well done.

  3. karthik says:

    Can any one be more specific on the motors configuration like HP,RPM and please provide a link

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