A windmill kit for your home can save you a lot of money. With prices for energy rising year after year, there is just no better way to lower the cost of running your house than to cut down on the amount you pay to power it.But, the first step with any new project is the most difficult and the windmill kit is no different.
Here are the things you need to do to get your project underway
Understand the wind that's available - The biggest variable you will have to contend with is the amount of wind that you have available on your property to pull energy out of. There is really no way of getting around having to dive in to the details. What I mean by that is you need to come to an understanding of what the wind signature is in the place that you might want to install the wind turbine. The easiest way to do that is with a small anemometer that you can put in that location and leave to collect data for a period of time-usually at least several months.
Understand the power you need to make - For this aspect of the windmill kit project you need to make a short list of appliances that you may want to power with the wind energy you collect. Many people consider things like freezers or refrigerators as the first line of things that they can use the power for. It doesn't necessarily have to be something that requires power intermittently either. If you match this system with a set of batteries then you can pretty much let the wind charge those batteries whenever it is blowing and then deplete the battery to power the device when it isn't blowing.
Understand the rules of tying in with your utility - Most utilities have special rules regarding how you are trying to tie a home wind turbine into their system. If you are going to have a project that pulls power from the wind and then exports it to the utility's power grid, then you are going to have to interact with them and probably work with them directly to follow their protocol for tying in your system with theirs.
In summary, a windmill kit can be a terrific addition to your house and allow you to cut way back on your utility costs. The first step in any home project is to get a piece of paper out and thoroughly assess what you need to know in order to make the proper decisions about what you need to buy.