Many individuals have started to install wind turbines, wishing to lower their bills for electricity, and in some way help make the environment safer while saving on non-renewable sources of energy. You need some knowledge before taking your various tools and purchasing your other needs for making a wind generator.
Whether you are installing a self-made or a commercial generator, you need to make sure you have the optimal location for it. You will need a place where trees and buildings are not obstructing the air flow.
If you happen to be living on a farm, obstacles probably are not a factor and the view of your neighbors is no concern. However when you live within the boundaries of a city, it can be a lot more difficult to install a wind generator.
The wind towers are so tall that they can be dangerous in storms and high winds, so this could impact the community. Consult not only your local authority but also your neighbors before putting one on your property. Of course you always need to consult for the county or city codes.
You have a few choices for the exact spot for your wind tower. The top of your house could be a great location or if you own enough land you can set the tower away from the house. In a small town, numerous wind generators can be installed in a common area for the whole community. So everyone can benefit from lower utility bills, and you do not have to worry about the towers getting blown over in a storm.
You could also look into other forms of renewable energy to run your house. If you have enough sun in your area, consider installing solar panels as a back up for your wind generator.