Used Wind Turbines and How You Can Generate Power
Do you know that there’s an increasign demand for used wind turbines? Nowadays, people are now shifting their focus to generating their own power as a way to complement the existing power system as well as to make money since some power providers do buy production from home-based power generators.
One of the sources that is commonly tapped for such a project is the wind, because it is natural, infinite and easier to setup than solar power or hydroelectric plants. Though solar and hydroelectric power sources are also natural and infinite, they are more expensive to put up at one’s home as compared to the wind power generator.
The Components of a Wind Powered Generator
Through the use of wind power, one can create their own home power generators. In order to set up your own wind-powered home generator, you would need the following components:
• Wind Speed Indicator
This will be used in the beginning as a way to gauge whether or not the area has enough wind power to sustain the home power generator. It can also serve as an early warning system for foul weather.
• Wind Mast
This will be where the wind speed indicator will be installed. It is always pointed true north and is fully vertical.
The windmill is the part that does the actual harnessing of wind power. Electricity is derived from the kinetic energy of the windmills’ rotation caused in turn by the blowing of the winds.
The biggest question in setting up your own wind power generator concerns the windmill. With a vast supply of windmills both used and new available for purchase at the market and with current financial situations, people would be inclined to buy used wind turbines for use with their generators. Now the question for you is, should you buy a new or used wind turbine?
Used Windmills: Pros and Cons
As with any decision you may make, the best way to make up your mind is to weight the pros and cons of a choice. The same should be said about buying used wind turbines: you have to understand the advantages as well as the drawbacks in making such a choice.
For advantages, buying used windmills would mean that you get to save up in costs. Previously owned wind turbines are definitely cheaper as compared to new ones. Another benefit would be the assurance from the previous owner that the used wind turbine is indeed working the way it is supposed to be: you could verify it by testing it.
On the other hand, there is also the danger that there might be a small defect or damage that even the owner of the turbine has not detected in the ownership. This is the greatest danger in buying used windmills and used wind generators for your project.
In the end, the decision would depend on how diligent you would be in checking out possible candidates for buying. You have to be meticulous enough in checking and testing the windmills; this is an investment, after all, and you have to make sure that your investment in a used windmill or even a used wind geneartor is well placed.