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One of the most popular first “projects” for people who are just getting started with trying to live more self-sufficiently and “off-the-grid” is to purchase or build a wind turbine.
Wind generators are very efficient, and can be very affordable if you’re resourceful and creative in looking for used parts and materials.
In fact, the guys in this video created this wind generator for less than $400, and give some valuable feedback and tips on how to build your own DIY wind generator at your home, how to figure out how much wattage a particular size windmill will generate (based on where you live in the world), and some great ideas on how and where to source materials for your project.
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