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Four uses of wind energy around your home

If you live in a community that wants to do its bit for the environment, here are some suggestions to get you started. Some of the following, however, may be more executable in certain geographic regions than others.

Wind is a source of energy that is freely and abundantly available in nature. Harnessing it and using it for energy generation will not only make it possible for every home to receive energy supply, but it will also save the environment from further degradation through emission of greenhouse gases. Awareness of people around the world seems to be shifting towards harnessing the force of wind to power their lives. As per one report, “by 2050 the answer to one third of the world’s electricity needs will be found blowing in the wind.”

If you live in a community that wants to do its bit for the environment, here are some suggestions to get you started. Some of the following, however, may be more executable in certain geographic regions than others.

Build a Windmill

If you live in a wind belt, and have the space for it, installing a windmill to power your electric appliances is a good idea. Communities can pool together their resources and create a wind farm to meet larger energy needs. But don’t switch to wind power completely unless you know what that entails and you have all the contingencies covered. Also bear in mind though that if your region is prone to violent storms and hurricanes, you will have to cover the blades and protect the equipment from nature’s wrath. That also means that you won’t be able to use the windmill for the duration of the season so you would need standbys (in the form of a generator) to tide you over.

If the above is too out there for you, you can create a small wind-powered generator for your backyard. Did you know you can also convert your old table fan into a windmill?

Make Use of Wind-Powered Water Pumps

By no means a groundbreaking idea (it has been around since World War II), this is nevertheless a very handy option for those who live in the countryside.

All you need is some land and plenty of wind in your area. You can then set up a windmill to harness the wind and pump water out of the ground. How does it work? “It’s a direct-drive device that transfers energy via gears, rods, simple valves, and a piston in a cylinder—and uses high torque to move water.”

Wind-powered water pumps can be made from scratch if you have DIY enthusiasts in your family or circle of friends who wouldn’t mind taking up this challenge!

Wind-Powered Toys

Unleash the artist in you and create a toy that is powered by wind, instead of by the batteries, for your kids. A Dutch scientist has created walking machines that use the force of a breeze to move forward!

Wind-Powered Ventilation Fans

This is the easiest and quickest way to tap into wind power for your daily needs. There are many wind-powered ventilation options in the market and you should be able to find them easily in stores. Pick up a few and install them in your home to tap into the power of wind as well as cut down on electricity costs.

KrystenJetson is a freelance writer specializing in the construction industry. She loves sharing her expertise on various aspects of the construction industry, especially safety, like fall protection, workers safety etc. She has many years of professional experience including working with clients to build their business and brand through internet marketing strategies.

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