Solar Wind Power, How I Made it!

Click here to see the book that help me build my own solar wind power system.

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my solar house
my solar house

So what is this Earth4Energy guide that everyone is talking about?

As I said before the first step of my solar and wind power project was to gather enough information to find out if I could build a solar wind power system myself and at what cost.

Letting solar wind power companies build and install the solar panels and windmill would have cost me a small fortune ($25,000). And I calculated that it would take us more than 10 years to break even.

The earth4energy guide claims that you can build your own solar and wind system for less than $200. In fact it gives you strategic tips on how to find solar cells for almost nothing and since you will be the one to mount the solar panels, more solar cells are never enough. Also it lets you know how to get batteries for storing electricity for free.

Of course my first reluctance about the DIY hybrid solar wind power concept was that I am not an engineer of any kind and my technical knowledge is very basic but when I went through the manuals and viewed some of the videos I quickly realized that anyone can do it.

So let me describe to you how this Earth4Energy manual is structured:

–          first the preparation needed to build a green energy source,

–          then how solar and wind power works,

–          detailed instruction on how to build your own solar panels and a wind generator,

–          color pictures to assist you on your project,

–          videos with outmost important steps and directions,

–          and finally how to find components for free.

The most important part that the Earth4Energy guide is pointing out is how much money you can save on your electricity bill. 80% is what they claim and for us, after using our own solar and wind power system for 3 months now, I can tell you that I am close to 70% cut on my energy bills and our next step will be to get off grid and have my autonomous renewable power for my house and have all those thousands of dollars a year bills part of history.

my windmill turbine
my windmill turbine

If someone would ask me if earth4energy was a profitable investment, I would say that my return on investment was fast, a few days after I finished the installation of my solar panels and windmill turbine and enjoyed my own electricity. And with an initial investment of $275, my homemade solar panels and the windmill have already saved us hundreds of dollars and the way energy prices are rising up globally, I can just imagine how much money we will be saving year after year not to mention the self satisfaction to produce your own green power and help the environment which is priceless.

In conclusion if you want to save money on your electricity bill, be energy independent, or even help our environment, I would strongly suggest grabbing the Earth4Energy manual right now. It worked for us.

Commercial solar panels or diy solar panels?

After the time and strength we put in our new house, it was easier to be thinking of getting professional help to fulfill our new alternative energy project.

There are more and more companies specialized in renewal energy like solar and wind power. Our next step was to find the most reliable, professional and cheapest one. We did a small market survey in our area and from the 8 renewable energy businesses available the answers we received were not encouraging at all. Cost estimates, federal, state and local savings, post incentive cost, monthly kWh consumption, etc. were some of the questions we had to answer before anyone gave us a more or less straight $12,500 to $25,000 answer, and without counting any windmill cost and installation.

So our second option was to find some serious information, if available at all, to bring this new project to an end. Building your own solar panels and windmill should not be that complicated if you have the proper guidelines, know where to buy the right material and are comfortable with tools.

Proper information is by far the most important step in building your own clean renewable energy system. And what more natural to use Google to find such advices. Right? Duhhhh! Have you ever try to write for example “solar wind power” in Google, the hundreds of sites talking about, reviewing or selling information manuals made me almost prefer the first option of hiring a building company.

The great thing with the Internet is that you can find almost anything if you know how to do a proper search, the only problem is that it is very difficult to know what informative product will meet your expectations, what eBook is going to give you all the knowledge you are seeking and what review to trust.

I suppose that all these youtube videos on how to build solar panels yourself can be helpful at some point but they cannot give you a complete step-by-step guidance to make solar panels for your home. You need to know where is the best place to buy cheap solar cells, what are the mistakes to avoid, what extra material you will need as well as the proper tools to use, how to finalize the installation of your solar panels. All this in one and single step-by-step package.

The ideal resource for building your own solar panels at home would have to be organized in an easy to follow format, have plenty of pictures and videos and be written for newbies.

After some thoroughly search and testing, I finally found my perfect solar panel building guide. I wasn’t even paying attention at the first place, but it kept on showing up in front of my eyes in any Internet search I was querying. It was the Earth4Energy guide.