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Build Your Own Wind Generator and Get a Tax Credit

Wind GeneratorWith the Federal stimulus plan and economic bailout, the government is thinking of giving tax credits to those with home wind turbines. The alternative energy tax credit plan will allow homeowners a tax credit of $1,000 per kilowatt hour up to a maximum of $4,000.

The tax credit for homeowners with residential wind generators will be a small fraction of the proposed $800 billion stimulus package now before Congress. In 2008, about 1,500 residential wind turbines were sold to consumers.

An alternative, however, is to build your own wind generator. Many homeowners are now taking advantage of the unique wind turbine plans such as those offered by my fellow green compatriots and alternative energy enthusiasts, Les and Jane who are living off-grid themselves, having developed their own homegrown residential wind turbine.

Now, Les and Jane are willing to share their story and wind generator plans with you. For around $100, you can start living the dream of saving energy and the environment with your own wind generator that you can build over a weekend. And, when you are done, why not thumb your nose at the taxman as you’re collecting your federal credit?

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Kevin is both an environmentalist and a tech guy and has been writing, editing and publishing this blog since 2007. He answers questions related to how you can use tech to go greener.

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