GotWind.org isn’t a site for deals on antacids. It’s actually the brain baby of energy entrepreneur Ben Jandrell. Ben is a clean energy enthusiast as well as an inveterate DIYer. GotWind.org focuses on his attempts to generate wind power and green energy on a small-scale, and without spending a fortune.
Since its founding in 2006, GotWind.org has become a hub for independent energy designers, homeowners and entrepreneurs to share their experiences and learn about wind power and green energy.
Mr. Jandrell also sells affordable DIY wind power plans for under $5.00, to help people get started building their own generators. He’s got plans for 100w Wind Power Generators, 5w Dynohub Wind Power Generators, and more. The DIY 4-Foot Propellers are “Simple to make with hand tools . . . and can be made in one day.”
There are even plans to turn bicycles into pedal generators that harvest kinetic energy.
However, he does warn that building your own effective wind power turbine is no walk in the park. It can be “a very fulfilling experience or a very disappointing exercise . . . we recommend starting small by purchasing one of our detailed plans . . . Wind turbines are difficult to build even for experienced engineers, so please be aware of the journey ahead.”
The country’s interest in clean energy and wind power is growing, especially since wind energy leases became feasible off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. With the Obama administration’s staunch support of green energy, jobs in wind power are becoming more available. It’s no wonder GotWind.org is flourishing.
If you’re interested in wind power, GotWind.org is a great place to start. Check out the forums, where people from all over the world ask and answer each other’s wind power questions.
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