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Awesome “Stealth” Home-Made Wind Generator

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This short, inspiring video introduction to the “Stealth” wind turbine by imikewillrockyou shows a simple design of home electricity generator that is really elegant!

This is a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (or VAWT) that is more compact than the more common horizontal type (HAWT) – it could possibly be ideal for use in some locations where the horizontal turbines are not allowed, for example due to legal restrictions imposed by a Home Owners Association (though of course please check the regulations as we cannot recommend that you attempt to circumvent them!)

The maker of this smart-looking generator has decided to share his design to enable others to use the same technology, which has now been released to the public under a creative commons license. The instructions for making your own generator can be found on Mike’s YouTube channel. There are more and more DIY turbines appearing all the time! Here’s another simple VAWT in action:

There is one drawback to siting a turbine on the roof in this way – by not using a ground-based tower, the amount of power you can harness will be reduced because of turbulence. This is one of many considerations to look at before installing a wind generator, so it is certainly worth doing some research about the suitability of your location. If your site is among trees or close to steep hills it is unlikely to be useful for wind power. It is best if your site is level and well away from trees and other obstacles. These sites will give you a lot more information:

Related: How To Get Unlimited Power After SHTF – Solar Generator (Inergy Flex)

Small scale electricity generation, either installed for individual homes or as part of a community project, is looking like the prime choice for a sustainable future. The initial cost can be high but can be shared for a larger project and either way the savings will grow over time.

The majority of grid power does not use sustainable production methods – in 2011 only 8 countries in Europe managed to reach 25% or more share of renewables out of their total energy consumption, Sweden topping the chart with close to 50%! The development of technology to harvest renewable resources is generally slow and often in direct competition with the biggest companies on the planet!

By moving away from dependency on the grid system, we can take responsibility for minimising our environmental footprint. A First Nations community in Vancouver are showing the way by starting up their own wind turbine business and sharing useful information, here is their site:

Okay, here is the video:

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