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DIY Solar and Wind

There are many scams on the internet promising to show you how to build your own solar and wind systems for $200 or less, that will get you “off the grid”. This is impossible of course, because the typical American home uses 1000 kWh / month or more, and their “system” can only produce 30 kWh or less per month, something the scams don’t mention in their pretty ads. A conserving home might use 300 kWh / month, and this is more in line with what a home made system can deliver. We have found a set of DIY documentation that actually will show you how to build your own solar panels, small wind turbines, and construct a complete system, while teaching you the basics needed to understand how that system works.