When you are in the market for the best home wind power generator, there are certain steps that you must take to make sure you aren\’t barking up the wrong tree. Manufacturers of wind turbines put out a lot of information. Much of that information is irrelevant to your purchase.
Most people leave these key steps out. When they decide they\’re ready to buy wind turbine, they want right now.
But, you will save a lot of time in the long run if you take care of the steps on the front end:
First, you must decide what size wind turbine you actually need – the way to do that is to understand the various things you can do with the home wind power generator. The power that you make can be used to charge a set of batteries, power a small device like a pump, and export excess electricity that you make to the power grid. You don\’t want to buy a lot more turbine and than you need. At the present time wind turbines are very expensive. So, it is wise to make sure that you\’re buying the appropriate windmill to fit the task you intend for it.
Then, it isn\’t smart to assess the wind at various points on your property – all wind is not the same. The wind on your roof will be very different than the wind your front yard or your backyard for that matter. You need to pick several points that you think you might like to use for it wind turbine site and take wind data over a period of time at those locations. The way you do that is with a small handheld device called an anemometer. The anemometer is like a miniature windmill. You can mount it just like you will your normal size windmill and it will collect data that you can later download into a personal computer.
Finally, you need to decide how involved you want to be in this process of making your wind turbine – many people with experience with home projects around the house want to build wind turbine themselves. You can save thousands of dollars by doing it that way. However, if your objective is to just start reaping the benefits of the free energy that surrounding you all the time, you may want to just pay a dealer to install a wind generator on your property. In conclusion, if you take care of the steps first get a very good chance for optimizing your purchase.
Choosing the best home wind power generator is not complicated, but you must first understand what you\’re after and plan accordingly in order to make the smartest purchase.
This is how the ‘Motor Generator’ from my last video works. A small super capacitor (that looks like a regular electrolytic capacitor) is charged up from an external power source and the device simply runs on that stored energy. In this video I added leds to show that the motor generator can power a load. The motor / generator itself is actually a mechanical dc to dc voltage booster. The lower voltage motor is driving a higher voltage motor that acts like a generator. Even though the voltage is increased it takes a lot of power to do this. The whole system is not very efficient but it makes an interesting display—–that appears to run on it’s own. It is an illusion of a ‘self running’ device.
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