Mike writes –
“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.
- Wind Turbine – wind power for cheap – Link.
- DIY 1000 watt wind turbine – Link.
- HOW TO – Build your own wind turbine – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
- Wind Powered Generator. With a motor and some piping, it’s suprisingly easy to build this inexpensive, efficient windmill generator–and enjoy free energy forever. MAKE 05 – Page 90. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 05 in our store.