Another alternative energy that you can get from Mother Nature is wind power from a wind generator. Constructing a wind generator is fairly complicated, but it is still possible to build your own wind generator. All you need is to know the basic steps of installing the generator according to your location and budget. Building a wind generator is another green way and well worth effort to do, so here are the steps on how to build it.
Materials that you need:
- Wind generator (stationary wind power or tilt-up variety)
- 24 or 48 Volt batteries banks
- 2 to 3 inch steel pipe
- Locate a suitable site for your wind generator. To make sure that the wind generator works efficiently, it has to be positioned 30 feet higher that any obstruction within a 400 foot radius.
- Determine the usual wind direction in the area. Take note on any general patterns of weather and cloud movements, storms directions and the way the trees blow. You can contact your local weather station or airport for tips.
- To maximize the efficiency, place the batteries banks as close to the generator as possible.
- You can choose to build either a stationary wind generator or tilt-up type. Both must be securely anchored and built with a 2 to 3-inch of steel pipe for a sturdy option.
- Install an anemometer to determine the wind speed at the selected wind generator site. This is important to make sure that the generator is working to the capacity and to know when to shut down it during bad weather.
- By installing the rotor, your wind generator will catch the power of the wind and change it into energy for your handling. You can research on suitable rotor designs for your wind generator online.
- You can check for systems that can move or rotate the tower out of strong winds to protect the wind generator from being damaged. Some of the systems allow the generator to continue running even when there are strong winds which is safer for the wind generator.
- Create a system to regulate the power when the batteries are fully charged, so you must provide an occasional outlet for the build-up. You can try the traditional methods such as turning on connected lights, or setting aside regulations, diodes or bridge rectifiers.
- Design a method to transfer the power down to the generator tower by considering a pendant cable or slip rings usage.