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Wind turbine plans/solar panel plans

I would like to build a wind a wind turbine/solar panels in order to minimize my electric bill. Does anyone know of a website you can find these plans?

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You are in for a lot of fun and money saving tips and instruction. I as you am interested in building a wind turbine/ generator to do my part in saving the environment and saving me money. I have a small work -shop and have some generator parts to work with. Reading about building is fun but watching a video of actual working machines is the most. Go to www.youtube.com and enter homemade wind generator in the search box and enjoy the fun and instruction. Good luck with you project.

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