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As the pressures on the environment are taking their toll, it is important that we as a race learn to harness the power and energy that is available all around us rahter than rely so heavily on fossil fuels. What most people don't seem to realise is that there are many other feasible alternatives to living off the grid. Why pay the electricity company a retainer every month and damage the environment when you can save money and protect the environment? It all comes down to a matter of finances, inconvenience, knowledge and the fact that most people envision a huge eye saw sitting in their back garden.

However, it's simply not true. You actually have a number of options at your disposal for living off the grid, but one of the recent emerging markets is the DIY home wind generator. The fact of the matter is - it isn't actually very hard to build your own kits, and if you look in the right places you can pick up guides that will show you how to build one yourself in under a week for under $200.

I don't know about you, but to me that seems like a very good investment already. But there's more. In some local constituencies you could well be eligible for certain tax exemptions for your services to the environment. To find out whether you're eligible, you simply need to talk to your local authorities and find out what the legislation is.

Another main concern is that there won't be enough electricity to power the household. That's not a problem, should you use more electricity than the generator can create, you'll simply be able to roll over to the grid for the time being and of course you'll only have to pay the bill on a utility basis - you only pay for what you use.

I am an evangelist for home DIY energy kits because I really have a passion for it ever since we installed our own years ago. The financial alleviation that comes from knowing that you don't have to pay a couple of hundred dollars every month is just fantastic. The initial outlay for me was quite steep (I didn't hang around until now when it is quite cheap to get this stuff done) and I had to have the professionals in to fit it for me, however I still made quite a significant financial gain over the past few years. The figures, even for me, have worked out favourably.

A number of years ago there was a valid argument that switching to wind power as an alternative source of energy would have been a little too much hassle. At that point there weren't any DIY kits or instruction guides available and your only real path was to get a third party to come and install the facility on your behalf at great cost. Now, however, you should realise that building a home windmill system is really starting to make sense whichever angle you look at it. Apart from anything else, you're doing your bit for the environment and your kids along with other future generations will be very thankful for your actions.

A word of warning. Should you choose to go for the DIY option, you need to make sure you choose one of the reputable guides to take your hand through the process. Some of the products out there assume a certain level of knowledge and make the process really quite difficult, whereas others are completely the opposite such that your kid could probably build it for pocket money!
About Author Paul McCarthy :

If you're interested in installing renewable energy sources in your house then this <a href="http://i-reviewsonline.com/content/living-grid" target="_blank">Home made energy guide</a> is the best I've come across.


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