Ecology And Environment

Why Homeowners should Buy Windmills

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There is this thing that has happened to the American people over the last hundred years. Where once we were a proud bunch, we now wander about helpless whenever anything goes wrong. We sit in comfort in our homes and expect things; like water to come out of our tap, gas to heat our food, or electricity to run all of our stuff. And we expect these things to come at a fair price and to do so without interruption. But in acceding to all these conventions, we’ve given up the spirit that our forefathers demonstrated countless times, over and over again. People were self-sufficient, but helped one another when needed. That’s how we became such a great nation. But then we flinched; we allowed ourselves to be lulled into believing that it was okay to have giant utilities sending us water, taking our swage and providing the energy we needed to run our homes. The truth is, it does matter, and more and more that is becoming obvious.

Consider the blackouts in New York City over the years. Imagine if every homeowner had a means of generating their own electricity, they’d be immune to such problems. Or imagine the next thunderstorm, and how you wouldn’t have to worry about the power going out because you get yours from stored batteries that are recharged during times when the weather is nicer, or better yet, even during the storms. Imagine not having an electricity bill.

It’s all completely possible because the technology exists right now, today, to allow virtually every home owner to produce all the electricity they need, all by themselves. It's windmills. Yes, simple old fashioned windmills. Except they are not old fashioned anymore. Engineers and scientists have been working diligently for years now on this old technology, and have come up with windmills of all shapes and sizes to capture the energy of wind and turn it into electricity.

One type of windmill is small enough for people to put right in their backyard. Granted, a windmill so small isn’t likely to generate enough electricity to power all your stuff, unless you live on a windy bluff overlooking one of the great lakes, maybe; but two might be, or three or even four. There is nothing stopping you from putting up however many you may need, and then sitting back and watching them spin as they churn out electricity for you, for free thereafter.

The only thing stopping you is you.

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