How to build a wind turbine
Electricity does not come cheap and can severely affect the beer money fund. Renewable energy is on the rise with most governments setting quotas for energy coming from renewable resources (for environmental, not beer reasons). One such option is wind turbines, with wind farms helping several countries meet their quota. The technology is nothing extraordinary, though. In fact, you can easily build one yourself as this article will show you. Depending on your level of expertise, you can either buy components from a store or build everything yourself – making this a fun weekend project.
Breaking it down
There are five different constituent parts to a wind turbine as follows; generator, blades, mounting, tower, and an ECS (Electronic Control System). You will, of course, also need wind with the best breeze being at 20 to 30 km/h.
Before getting started, you should always check with the local authorities that erecting a wind turbine does not break any laws. After all, you will not be able to save any turtles behind bars. With that cleared, it’s time to look at what you will need to turn wind into power.