have been familiar with wind power since long. Sailboats
and seafaring ships have been utilizing wind power for
more than 5000 years. Wind driven ‘Natural Ventilation’
in buildings excavated from archaeological sites is also
equally as old. However, the use of wind for mechanical
power had come somewhat later. Earliest instances of
wind power machines were found in
first horizontal-axle windmill was constructed in Europe
during 1137 at Leicester while 14th Century
Dutch windmills were mostly used in draining areas of
The first wind powered mill or windmill for generation of electricity goes to the credit of Prof. James Blyth of Glasgow whose 33 feet high, cloth sailed wind turbine was set up in the garden of his holiday cottage at Marykirk, Scotland in July 1887. It was mainly used to charge accumulators and then to power the lighting in his cottage. Although Prof. Blyth offered the surplus electricity generated by his wind turbine for lighting up the main street of the town, the local residents had naively turned down the offer since they considered electricity as “the work of the devil”.
1887-88, Charles F. Brush of
the first quarter of the 2oth Century, wind power became
a significant part of a decentralized electrification
ideas and working plans in
the thirties, wind turbines were extensively used in the
With the beginning of the 21st century, a dramatic change swept over the world, making people search for all forms of renewable energy to replace fossil fuel that had already caused enough damage to the environment. Global warming, CO² concentration, excessive air pollution made governments and public bodies provide incentives to people using renewable energies like solar and wind power. As photovoltaic cells are stille beyond the reach of common man, people rushed for small, pocket-friendly wind turbines that can be installed in one’s roof or windows where there is some amount of breeze available. Wind Parks located slightly away from cities now provide wind powered electricity to city dwellers, thanks to contemporary power transmission lines.
Do you want to make your own electricity? Yes you can do this and that too cheaply and easily. Set up your personal wind power system with the help of this manual that will tell you where to set it up in your home and how to do so. The manual will also guide you step by step on wiring the system and also help you find the parts cheaply. Plus the manual also tells you about the safety precautions. By installing a wind power system you can not only clean up the air, but also reduce your power bills to a great extent.