If you are thinking about installing a windmill on your property so that you can create and use your own wind power, you might be concerned about the costs of this project. Of course, the initial cost can be a bit expensive, but you'll probably find it to be worth it. Plus, there are ways that you can spend less when installing your own windmill. These are a few tips that might help you stick to your windmill installation budget.
1. Use Existing Land
If you think that you need to purchase new land in order to install a windmill, you might find that this is not the case at all. For example, if you already have farmland where your cows graze, you should know that many people install windmills in the same pastures that are used for livestock with no problems. Of course, you will need to make sure that the livestock is contained while you are going through the installation process, and you will also need to worry about dealing with the livestock when you need to access the windmill, but many people find these problems to be minimal, and you can save a lot of money by using land that you already have. You can also consider using land on which you grow certain crops for the installation of your windmill.
2. Buy a Wholesale Windmill
When purchasing your windmill, it's a good idea to look into buying one from a wholesaler. For example, if you work with a company that sells a lot of windmills, such as to farmers who buy a lot of them at one time, you may be able to score a lower price. Plus, you'll be working with a company that has a lot of experience with windmills, so you may find that it's easy to get answers to your questions.
3. Rent a Crane and Crane Operator
One concern that you might have about putting in a windmill is having access to a crane so that you can do so. The good news is that you do not have to have your own crane. Instead, you can shop around for a crane rental company for an affordable rate. Many companies will also include the crane operation in the price, so make sure that you ask about this as well so that you don't have to spend extra money hiring someone to operate the crane for you. Then, you'll have someone who is knowledgeable and who has the right equipment on hand to install your windmill.