Windmills Electricity or Wind Turbine Electricity is a form of Renewable Energy using the kinetic energy of the wind to allow the Turbine to spin independently against a generator, producing free electricity.
More and more people every year are adding the wind turbine electricity saving measure to their homes to help make ends meet with the dreaded electricity bill.
A Wind Turbine Electricity installation is one of the easiest ways of producing energy in large quantities from virtually any back yard, they are a lot louder than Solar Power Cells, but they work at night, so there are pros and cons.
However having both Windmills Electricity and Solar Power Cells are a brilliant combination as the bad points cancel each other out and produce even more electricity together!
How a Wind Turbine Electricity Installation Works
Windmills Electricity works by placing the main generator/blade housing on top of a 25-30 foot pole in a convenient place in an average household back yard or field. A Wind Fin on a horizontal shaft at the back of the housing is used to point the turbine blades in the direction of the wind, like weather vanes seen on top of buildings.
The Windmills Electricity Turbine blades are pitched at an angle which would make the best use of the wind speed, thus turning the blades faster with heavier winds and slower with lighter winds, generally the blades turn at even the lightest of breezes, around 5-12mph.
Some models have a automatic braking system as standard if the wind speed is too high for the bearings or charge controller to cope with.
As the blades turn they are connected to an internal shaft inside the generator housing, producing electricity as it turns. The continuous electrical charge is carried through a long cable down the 30 foot vertical shaft of the Wind Turbine Electricity Installment to an old AC (Alternating Current) Motor (if Home Made). This charge can be converted to a DC current provided you buy a cheap converter for it.
This is then connected to a battery which is where all the power is charged, stored and ready for use. The battery is permanently connected to the mains system of your house, constantly adding a surplus of energy.
A Charge Controller is recommended for Solar Power Cells and Windmills Electricity, as charge varies from wind speed it may exceed the maximum recommended amps for the system, 7 amps is the average for a Wind Turbine at 450 watts.
These charge controllers are cheap and easy to find in levels from 7 all the way to 70 amps, no matter how many Turbines or Cells you have running, your always covered.
Blade Lengths do vary from model to model, from 3 blades to 5 blades, all depending on wind activity in your particular area. Commercial Wind Turbines are placed at high wind spots called “Wind Farms” so their large blades can pick the wind up and rotate, generating an environmentally sound electricity option.
Residential Wind Turbine Electricity Installations can produce anything from 450-2000 watts of power depending on Wind Speed, Model and Efficiency.
Luckily, Wind Power Cost and Investment is not very high if you look in the right places!
There are two ways to utilize Wind Turbine Electricity, either build your own Windmills Electricity Installation from cheap parts, costing about $250 and a few hours labor. The other alternative is just to buy a ready made good value Wind Turbine Installation for around $300-$1200 depending on how much you want to spend/save etc.
In either case, Visit The Solar Energy House for:
1) More information about Renewable Energy and how to Utilize it.
2) How to be Cost Effective while building your Wind Turbine Electricity Installation or Solar Power Cells.
3) Recommendations on Ready Made Installations.