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Video: How to Build a Cheap DIY Wind Turbine
October 27, 2016
Wind power is one of the leading forms of green energy and as is the case with many kinds of electricity generation, it's not something most individuals can easily produce at home. Or is it?
Since 2013, Daniel Connell, a designer and inventor from New Zealand, has been doing his bit for the environment by teaching people around the world how to build their own mini wind turbines. It might sound like an almost impossible undertaking, but it's not difficult, he insists.
"If you can cut and fold paper then you can make a wind turbine. It is really that simple. Plus, it's very cheap; it will cost you maximum 35 euros," the innovator said, adding that many people who've attended his workshops in Europe, New Zealand and Australia have "never held a drill before."
Connell has also made a construction tutorial for the cheap DIY turbine available online. All that would-be wind-energy producers need is access to tools such as power drills, spanners and craft knives.