Wind turbines that are usually used to obtain renewable energy are advanced technologies, no doubt, but we must not abandon the idea of having our own windmills to take advantage of the great advantages in our homes. In addition, it is now possible to make your own wind turbines with raw materials that are easy to obtain and are available at affordable prices. I have proven it a few years ago and although at that time I bought several components from abroad, which required me to look for currency exchange near me, I felt that this work was not as difficult as previously imagined.
Although a small wind turbine will not be enough to give you the energy normally spent on an average household, it can reduce costs if you connect it to a home electricity system, while making an environmentally friendly movement that supports the planet.
Material to produce homemade wind energy
To get started, you must consider what ingredients are needed to make homemade wind energy. So, pay attention to the following ingredients to make it, both taking advantage of some equipment or equipment that you no longer use or buy:
Steering or weather vanes
Tower or base
How to make homemade windmills to produce wind energy
Windmills to produce wind energy are the types of turbines that you will find relatively easy to build. Its use as an energy source returns to the fog of time, because they are used since centuries, and now they function to produce electricity. Next, we will show you how to make windmills, although it is natural to note that it requires skills in DIY, especially in carpentry, metal and electricity.
To build it you will need a generator, blade design, steering wheel that will direct you towards the wind, tower or base and the battery. Perhaps the most complicated part is the design of the blade, not only because it has to be durable, but mainly because of its shape which will allow more or less energy to be extracted from the wind. To get maximum energy, which is to make it aerodynamic and feasible, if you don’t want to complicate yourself by carving a wooden shovel or PVC pipe, you can try the ABS pipe. Cut and rub the edges enough, until you get three shovels.
Next, you have to connect the propeller to the motor, and fix it to an aluminum disc with a bolt (a kind of screw tied to the nut), because to produce electricity you have to connect the turbine to the electric generator. The solution to walking around the house is to make your own generator, for example, with an old DC motor (for example, recycled from a printer), which includes coils and magnets, and you should adapt it to a metal or wood support, join the motor shaft to the device through simple plastic tube.
When assembling it on a wooden base tower, you can add wind vanes to aim it towards the wind, while you have to find a way so that the turbine can rotate freely according to the direction of the wind. To do this, place the metal rod inserted into the steel tube and anchor for the floor.
In addition, you can charge the accumulated in the battery (it will be very useful to place a blocking period so as not to lose the stored energy) or connect to the electricity distribution in your home, which you have to turn to the electrician.
Turbines with very light bases are not suitable if the wind speed is not too high, something we can predict or check during the testing phase. Conversely, wood design can be perfect if the wind does not reach too much speed, and the same thing happens in its size. I hope this brief information can give you an outline of how to make your own wind turbine.
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