With concern growing over our negative impact on the environment, many people are looking more closely than ever at alternative sources of energy. Energy sources that are renewable, inexpensive, and won’t harm the environment are at the top of the list.

One of the most promising of these types of energy is wind energy. In order to convert the energy of the wind into electricity we use wind turbines. A turbine looks like a giant wind mill. While wind mills have been around for centuries, the modern ‘wind mill’ is much more advanced.

The simplistic explanation of how a turbine works is that the wind hits the blade of the turbine allowing it to turn, as it turns the energy is converted into electricity and than used or stored in a battery for later use.

There are many areas of the country that have acres upon acres of wind turbines.

It’s important to note, though, that the technology has advanced to the point where these turbines are now available in smaller, ‘home sized’ units so that you too can benefit from the power of the wind.

Many homeowners are opting to install a turbine and help cut their electric bills, sometimes by as much as 80%.

You can build or buy your wind turbine,but unless you have very deep pockets I would suggest building your own. To purchase a turbine would cost $600 and up, but to build your own would only cost around $200 and can be done in just a few days.

Harnessing the power of the wind isn’t a new concept by any means, but it has gotten easier and more efficient thanks to the technological breakthroughs that have led to the modern wind turbines. Put this technology to work for you today and save on your electricity for years to come.

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