As the likelihood of increasing government interference with our daily lives increases, the thought of living off the grid (independent of public utilities) becomes more and more attractive to the masses. Wind energy is one of the options generating great interest, as well as solar panels and solar water heating systems. The accuracy of the matter is, if you purchase hi-tech solar and wind systems for the home, you will spend to much money that you will never recover your investment, though you may really be able to live off the grid. In fact, any extra electricity you develop could be purchase from you by local utilities. Still, the cost is prohibitive for the average household.
People are now switching to homemade green energy systems, which can be built for a fraction of the cost, of a retail system, and offers the same promise of fulfilling the dream of energy independence. A search on the internet will turn up product e-books and plans, furnishing just what, the would-be builder needs. With these programs, you can expect to build solar and/or wind power units for $200 or less. Most of the parts needed might be bought locally at hardware and auto parts stores. It is so easy to build the units that you can do-it-yourself, using simple tools and without particular skills.
However, doing things by yourself and getting stuck during your project is the biggest problem and that may lead to the increase of the total cost. There are still very convenient packages and the best example is DIY Wind turbines, as wind turbines particularly make a lot of sense
As we all know when we step outside our homes on a windy day, imagine how much energy a single blow of wind has, but when you add together all of the different wind gusts that take place on a daily basis around the world, the entire energy that can be derived from them is tremendous.