Most of us have heard about the negative impact on our environment that fossil fuels have. We’ve also heard that we are running out of those fuels, not to mention getting gouged by foreign countries on the price of that fuel. It’s time to start using alternative sources of energy, sources like wind energy.

Between concerns for our planet and the unpredictable economy more and more people are looking for ways to save money and become more independent. We are tired of the big corporations making billions off of us. Many of us would love a way to ‘get off the grid’ and not have to pay for our electricity usage.

That probably explains the huge increase in the number of people who are building their own home sized wind turbines. It will allow them to save money, help out the planet, and become more independent and have more control over their energy costs.

If you want to harness the power of the wind and want to build your own turbine you need to keep some things in mind:

1. For most people it doesn’t make sense to buy a turbine. They sell from $600 and up, way up. At those prices it would take a long time to recoup your investment.

2. You can easily build your own turbine for a few hundred dollars in just a couple of days.

3. One turbine won’t be enough to completely power your home, though it can save you up to 80% off of your electric bill.

4. Before you consider installing a turbine consider how long you are expecting to stay in the house. If you’re planning on moving soon it might not be a good investment for you.

Keep these points in mind while considering if wind energy is the way for you to go. Many people have decided that building their own wind turbine just makes good financial sense, maybe you will too.

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