Windmills for Homes

Kundan Pandey Sep 30, 2018
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Windmills are a viable option for home owners to save a substantial amount on electricity bills, and also contribute their bit in stalling the ever growing problems of global warming, and increased power shortages.
Natural resources are getting depleted at an alarming rate. We seem to have finally realized the dangerous consequences of plundering nature of its resources. In the quest to preserve the planet Earth, and deal with other environmental issues, alternative sources of energy are becoming a necessity all over the world.
One such source is the windmill. Wind, as we all know, is a type of energy, and it can be converted into various other forms by properly installed machines.

Use and Advantages

The latent power of wind energy has been realized since a long time. However, the inability to tap its potential was always a big question. With the advent of windmills, this problem has been easily solved, and now, people have started installing windmills even at their homes.
Earlier, the only primary use of windmills was to grind grains or pump water. With better research and growth, these machines can be used for generating electricity at homes, that cuts out nearly half of the bill costs.
Windmills for home electricity are environment friendly, economical, and easily available. The growing concerns of power shortages can be tackled with the help of windmills, and various other alternate energy sources like solar energy.


Homemade windmills are very cost-effective when compared to the ones that you get from the market. The market made ones will cost you some thousands of dollars, and this can be quite expensive for you.
But within months, the money that you will save by lessening your electricity bills, will compensate for the installation cost of windmills at your home, which may be less than the one bought from the market.

Tips and Techniques

To install windmills at home, you will have to collect individual components that constitute the windmills. Usually, windmill instruction guides with images are easily available in the market, that can help you in assembling the components in a step-by-step procedure.
  • Choose a PVC plastic sewer pipe or some good quality wood, to make the blades of your windmill.
  • Coating the blades with some good quality resistant material, will protect it from sun's rays.
  • The plan you purchase for your machine must meet the requirements of your daily consumption of electricity.
  • Other parts like DC motor, pulleys, shaft, steel pipes, etc., must be strong and durable. Compare the products and their reviews from various shops and customers.
  • The battery storage casing with a controller between the windmill and battery, is essential to keep the battery from getting overcharged.
  • Study your geographical location by understanding the dynamics of the wind system in your locality. Some homes are located in areas having wind speed of 10 - 30 mph (strong winds). However, others are not located in similar fast-moving regions, and hence, choose as per your location.
  • The installation guide book should be in a simple and easy language, so that you have no problem in completing this interesting project. Pictures and images of installation, and hence, purchase the kinds of guide books that contain pictorial representation.
Windmills for home are becoming widely popular all over the United States, and their new forms like wind turbines are also being developed. About 40 - 80% of the total electricity cost can be saved by using these machines.
Indeed, they are an inexpensive way to start contributing our bit in order to conserve nature. In the USA, seeing the growing popularity of this alternative energy form, it is expected that nearly 6% of all the houses will have a windmill in their backyards by 2020.