Homemade Wind Turbine Advantages and Disadvantages

There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages of a homemade wind turbine. My first impression of a wind turbine is that it will really help in reducing my electricity bills although I expected it to be hard to assemble. It turns out that I was wrong. It’s easy to build your own windmill.

In this article I’m going to show you a number of advantages and disadvantages of a wind turbine.

Here are the advantages:

1. One thing that I love about a wind turbine is that its source is abundant. We will never run out of wind energy.

2. Wind energy is almost free. Well, we do have to invest for our own materials but after we assemble our own wind turbine, it will continue to provide us our own free electricity.

3. Wind turbines are environment friendly. It doesn’t produce any pollution unlike other sources of energy.

4. Another great thing about wind turbines is that it doesn’t require anything but wind. So that means it is greatly useful in remote parts around the globe.

5. The last advantage that I like about wind turbines is that when it is combined with solar electricity, it will be a reliable source of energy for most developing countries.

The disadvantages:

1. The main disadvantage of wind turbines is that in some areas where wind speed is unreliable, it may provide very little amount of electricity. If you are within areas like this, then it is advisable to combine your wind turbine with solar power.

2. It might need you more wind turbines to support the energy requirements that you need.

3. The last disadvantage is that wind turbines may create a lot of noise. While it’s not producing any harmful effects on our planet, it does contribute to noise pollution.

So there you have it, these are the advantages and disadvantages of wind turbines. If you can add more or if I have something that I missed, you can comment on it below.

To sum it up, homemade wind turbines still help a lot in our environment and our pockets. Although there are small disadvantages, it is still nothing compared to the potential advantage of having your own homemade wind turbine.