‘Wind Turbine’ Category
» posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am by Woody Wilson viewed 381 times
This subject is not new. Man has made energy for thousands of years since the first camp fire. Some renewable eco-friendly energy technology is new and becoming very popular around the world.
- DIY Energy Projects
- Solar Photo Voltaic
- Wind Turbine Generator
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Air Heater
- Geothermal Heat Pump
- Magnetic Generator
- Home Energy Audit
- Solar Installation Course
Cost is a factor and startup costs are lower than ever. Residential Energy Kit is dedicated to presenting Do-it-Yourself (DIY) plans, guides and products to help you go green and save our environment. DIY projects are 1/3rd to 1/10th the investment cost of commercial solutions. For example, a completely solar home commercial cost is $20,000 to $80,000 with a 25 year pay back. DIY can do the same project for $3,000 to $5,000 with a 3 year pay back.
As populations grow and wealth increases, the stress on our planets resources grows too. Now we have to be more conservative and use alternative energy sources. Methods for reducing energy consumptions should be our first effort. Insulate, seal, use energy star products, and many other methods need to be employed. These are detailed in our Articles
Another consideration to saving our environment is to stop using power company energy. Over half of the US electricity comes from coal. Coal and oil usage is extensive around the world. We can make our own energy at home. The energy is free in nature. We just have to harvest this energy with techniques that are more feasible today than ever before. Wind, Solar, Solar Hot Water, Wave, Geo-Thermal and Fuel Cell technologies are readily available and encouraged by governments around the word. Energy Tax Credit Incentives of up to 30% can save you a ton of money. This is Important ~ If you seriously want free energy at home and you are willing to build a device yourself to save investment cost, you need a guide. They are relatively inexpensive. You will find my critical reviews under the Index on our Home page. These new guides have all the development worked out and offer step by step instruction. This will save you both time and money. Usually you can be operational in less than a week. All of these guides are written for the layman without high technical requirements. Material and tools required are common around the house items. The first model that you make is like training. Once you make your first, you can make another bigger and more powerful.
With all these projects you can scale up the size to eliminate most if not all your dependence on the power company (the grid). These guides even show you how to tie into the grid (grid tie) and sell the power company your excess electricity. That’s right. The power company will pay you for power!!. Make power at home with solar or wind to eliminate your power bill. Get our complete guide at Residential Energy Kit
» posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 4:34 pm by Woody Wilson viewed 193 times
What would happen if you just didn’t send a check to the electric company this month?
You’d probably end up in the dark, right?
Well, don’t write the power company another check before you see what this is all about…
An engineer named David Thompson is showing a growing number of homeowners how to stop sending checks to the power company…
…while KEEPING the lights on, and it’s completely legal and ethical.
In fact, you’re helping the environment at the same time!
If you’re a homeowner, you know home energy costs are only getting higher… and meanwhile we’re all shelling out $20,000 to have solar panels installed.
So I was pretty excited to stumble on this private website where an engineer with a “do it yourself” streak is practically *giving away* his secrets for cutting your energy bill using just everyday tools and materials you can pick up at the hardware store:
>> Green Energy Blueprint <<
The step by step tutorial videos make everything clear (which is great, if you aren’t the handyman type) and they’re even HD quality so you can see every detail of what he’s doing and copy it.
Most people shell out $150 or more per month for electricity… but you can cut that bill down considerably if you take these simple steps.
David has developed a way to cut your energy bills and become more self sufficient.
The best part is, you can do the same thing (and you don’t have to be an engineer like him). David is going to tell you step by step how to do everything fast, cheap and safely with ordinary tools and some materials you can pick up at your local hardware store.(And it’s easy, because he walks you through it all with step by step Video Tutorials.)
Check it out right now, and you could cut 70% off your electricity costs over the next few months.
It’s amazing that with just a couple easy “do it yourself” projects you can quickly put together a system to start cutting your energy bill.
The DIY energy projects keep getting better and better and this is the best one I’ve see. It offers multiple solutions to free power.
>> Green Energy Blueprint <<
by Timon Singh, 01/11/11
SouthWest Wind Power showed off their latest turbine – the Skystream 600 – this week at CES 2011, and we’re impressed. The latest in SouthWest’s long line of turbines, the Skystream 600 is equipped with a unique Skyview system that can be accessed via the internet to provide users with information about how much energy it is producing in real time. In fact, the turbine is said to be so efficient that it produces 74% more energy than its predecessor – the Skystream 3.7.
The SkyStream 600 is estimated to average about 7,500 kWhs of energy per year with an average wind speed of 12mph. However it is the fact that the turbine provides ‘real time’ information that is most interesting. This feature makes it the first “fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine” and it is expected to be popular when released in April.
While the price has yet to be announced, households that are interested in diversifying their energy supply would do well to consider this item. Not only is it expected to be cheaper than solar panels, but wind power efficiency is growing each year and anticipated to become the leading form of domestic renewable energy.
» posted on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 2:37 pm by Woody Wilson viewed 210 times
posted by Greennii Jan 8, 2011 5:06 am
I don’t know about you, but I love the word turbine. It speaks of great, enormous machines, capable of moving vast quantities of something-or-other, and to me, have an unapproachability that makes them sexy. Kind of like the tall lanky outsider who comes to class in the middle of the quarter and never talks.
I used to work at the UCLA co-gen plant, albeit as an office-manager type person, but I did get to tour around the big co-generation plant and the engineers there would explain to me how things were working. Being the young, starry-eyed, English-major that I was, most of it went in one ear and out the other, as I wondered if my hazel-eyed, alt-rock listening, musician-on-the-side tour guide was going to ask me out.
But I digress. In later years, as I began to immerse myself in all sorts of alternative choices – from moving to Costa Rica to composting to not owning a TV or clothes dryer – my husband also began to immerse himself in alternative fuels. At the same time, we made frequent trips to our nearest biggish town, Santa Cruz (not to be confused with the fabulous, seaside Santa Cruz here in California). The road to said town was bumpy, rough, potholed dirt and gravel, but had some of the most breathtaking views I’ve seen in my lifetime – great, sweeping open spaces of forest and cattle land; soft hills that turned into layered mountain ranges, huge trees whose canopies dripped with ripe mangoes, no buildings or people for as far as your eyes could see, swirling dust and hot humid air.
Amidst these views, close to the road, was one fabulously solitary windmill. I fell in love with this windmill and have wanted one ever since.
I am quite sure that the simple country windmill of my Santa Cruz trips is not what I’d get if I invested in my own personal wind turbine, but this morning I decided it was time to find out.
So what is a wind turbine anyway?