Make DIY wind turbines right at home. You can generate your own energy for living off the grid with these homesteading ideas!
DIY Wind Turbines for Off the Grid Energy
Learn to make your own diy wind turbines! Whether you are living off the grid, or just want to generate some extra energy for the home, these DIY wind turbine ideas will have you generating your own electricity in no time. Keep reading for the how to tutorials to build DIY wind turbines of all shapes and sizes. Everything from the classic windmill, to the vertical matrix turbine, and even the tesla turbine. Check out the full list of 14 DIY wind turbines to find your next homesteading project.
1. DIY Tesla Turbine
The tesla turbine is a 100 year old method for generating energy. This particular DIY tesla turbine is the greenest turbine around! Follow the step-by-step instructions to build your own here on Instructables.
2. Generate 1000 Watts in your Backyard
This DIY wind turbine will generate 1000 watts and is simple enough to build at home. Instructions here.
3. Open Source Turbine to Build for Only $30
Check out this tutorial for a very cool, very practical and very inexpensive wind turbine. Instructions here
4. Make Your Own Vertical Axis Turbine
The vertical axis wind turbine is great for saving space and money! Instructions here.
5. Miniature Wind Turbine
This miniature DIY wind turbine is so fun, bright and compact. It could almost be a toy! Father’s Day gift ideas, anyone? Learn to make it here.
6. Build Your Generator out of a Truck Alternator
Great use for the old GM Truck rusting on the side of the house. Instructions here.
7. Made From Old Bike Parts
Reduce, reuse and recycle in style, and generate energy to create a wind powered water pump. Instructions here.
8. Build a Ceiling Fan Wind Turbine
This is an excellent use of used machinery. It’s always good to reuse what you can and to make the most of earth’s resources. Instructions here.
9. Build a Nozzle Diffuser Wind Turbine
The diffuser helps direct energy on this wind turbine for maximum efficiency. Instructions here
10. Build An Amazing Tesla CD Turbine
Get out your old CD collection and some super glue. This tutorial will have you spinning all kinds of new energy in a beat. Instructions found here.
11. Build the “Wasp” Turbine
Brought to you by two students – future geniuses. Instructions here.
12. Build a Cardboard Tesla Turbine
This Tesla turbine is made entirely of cardboard, making it cheaper and more economical. Bonus points for being pretty. Instructions here.
14. Build More Diy Wind Turbines
Looking for more great ways to build a wind turbine? We found this site for you, which happens to be an excellent source. Click here to check it out.
This last wind turbine is probably much too complicated to make at home, but isn’t it beautiful!?
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