Science Energy How to Make a Small Backyard Wind Power Generator By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 ©. out-of-the-box Share Twitter Pinterest Email Energy Renewable Energy Fossil Fuels © out-of-the-box There is still more than a month left in the Instructables Green Design Contest and there are already over 100 entries. We're loving the creativity and crafty spirit that is going into each project, the goal of which is to keep the environment in mind when designing and crafting something new. That's why this project for making a small wind power generator stood out to us. The project is by user out-of-the-box, and walks you through how to make a small upright wind turbine to sit in your yard and gather a bit of power from the breeze. Here's a demo video of the newest version of the project, which also includes solar panels: Take part in the contest: Think “green” and submit an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design... Come up with any project with these factors in mind, and you could win over $1,000 in prizes including a Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Backpack, ReadySet Renewable Energy Kit with Solar Panel and LED light, Nokero Solar Light Bulbs and a $500 REI gift certificate.