So you are ready to save yourself a little money and maybe generate your own electricity. If so, then we have gathered a few ideas to get you going. If nothing else you are going to have fun with it but if you are a real do it yourselfer then you are most probably going to make this work. It is actually something that a lot of people are starting to do, just like they are beginning to build their own solar panels. So if you are enthusiastic, committed and ready for a challenge then here goes.


wind turbineimage source:mdpub


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 dependent 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 being energy independent by putting up a wind turbine and making some electricity, and later adding some solar panels and a wood gasifier. 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.

if you are really serious about building a diy wind turbine then you are going to want to check out these amazing diy instructions at mdpub


Here is a different approach and one that you may find easier…




This are meant as fun products and maybe a small way that you can produce some power for small items that you can’t conveniently hook up to regular power. At the same time wind power on a large scale is becoming something that a lot of people are looking at seriously. You may have seen those gigantic wind turbines that are popping up all over the country. Some think they are great while others feel there are some bad side effects to them. It has become a controversial subject.

On our diy level though we are presenting it to you as something fun and to give you a challenge to see just what can of power can you actually produce with your creation. If you decide to go ahead with this diy wind turbines project we would love to hear about your results, and maybe some photos too.


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