Wind Turbine Tool Bags: A Total Checklist Of Tools?
So you have finally received your home wind turbine after days of waiting. Now the remaining part is to install the windmill in your preferred area so that you can start enjoying free, renewable energy and cut down your utility bills.
That said, you’ll need to ensure you have all the necessary tools for installation to ensure proper and safe installation.
Below, we’ll provide you with a complete list of the tools you need in every installation step of your wind turbine from start to finish.
FIRST things first!
It’s worth noting that the size and type of wind turbine you have invested in will heavily influence the types of tools you’ll need for the installation.
More complex commercial models will require heavy machineries such as the crane and excavator.
A ground-mounted turbine will require you to lay a concrete foundation and give it some time to cure for secure mounting.
For the building-mounted systems, you might need to strengthen your property roofing to enable it to bear the weight of your turbine.
In this guide, we’ll focus on the tools needed for installing domestic wind turbines…
Checklist of tools needed:
1. Digging tools
If you go with the pole-mounted turbine (which has higher power capacity than building-mounted models), then you’ll need to start by digging a hole where you wish to erect it
For this job, you’ll need digging tools like the hoe for digging out rows of soil and a shovel and spade for moving out the dirt from the hole.
You’ll also need to use the same digging tools to make a trench where your electric cables will run from the turbine to the inverter.
2. Tower erecting tools
Once you have dug the hole, poured the foundation, and given it time to cure, it’s now time to erect your tower high up so that it can start generating electric energy.
For this particular task, you’ll need a winch to help you safely pull up the turbine up.
For the roof-mounted turbines, you’ll not need to use the winch since you’re not dealing with any tower.
Quick TIP: For a roof-mounted wind turbine, you’ll need to come up with a roof support mount—a durable structure to help promote better stability at the roof. For instance, a metal flat welded to galvanized steel pole will make an excellent support structure.
3. Electric wiring tools
At this point, you have already done the hardest part of the job. Now it’s time to connect your wind turbine to the control box, and then to the inverter.
Basic electrician tools will be needed here.
If you’re not sure you can make do safe wiring of your turbine, we suggest that you hire an electrician to do the job for you.
If you’re a handyman, however, you just need to follow the manufacturer instructions on how to do the wiring.
That’s it! As you can see from the quick guide above, you don’t need complex, expensive list of tools to install your home wind turbine. You simply use the standard digging tools to make a hole, use a winch to erect your support pole, and then do some basic wiring to make the turbine start producing electricity.