If the rate at which price of electricity from the utility company is increasing, soon it may become too expensive to even power your home. And as global oil levels deplete further, the price of electricity is only going to increase many folds. A good way to protect yourself from all the price increase is by building a homemade wind turbine. A minimal investment today will provide you electricity in the future for a long time.
But the very thought of building a homemade wind turbine may scare many homeowners because we all have heard of this concept only being used by wind farm companies. However for your home use you will not require large open fields to setup may wind turbine units. Even a space of 200- 300 square yards should be enough to setup a wind energy unit to generate enough electricity for your home. The only requirement is that you should have good supply of wind everyday.
Next thing that makes people avoid building a homemade wind turbine is the cost of setting up a unit. If you get a readymade wind energy unit installed by an external company you will have to pay more than 5000 dollars for even a 1000-watt unit. But the cost of building and setting up a unit yourself will be consider less.
The effort required to setup a tall tower and mounting the home wind turbine unit can be little difficult. However with a little external help you can make it happen. This investment of effort, time and money today will supply you electricity for a very long time. Further to make the assembling and installation easy there are some excellent online guides that give each and every about this project in great detail. These guides are downloadable and quite inexpensive.
Once you have the basic home wind turbine unit setup you will be storing the electricity generated into batteries. These batteries will then drive an inverter unit to produce electricity required by your home from time to time.
A homemade wind turbine project will also contribute in reducing the consumption of crude oil and in the reduction of environmental pollution. A green project of this nature is the only way to power your home for the future.
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These turbines look good but barely generate 10 % of their advertised output. I suspect the included charge controller being connected to the battery uses more power than the turbine can produce in an average month.
Waste of money, better off with another solar panel.
I plan to ditch the generator and bolt the blades to my own modified smartdrive permanent magnet generator, should make around 500 watts in a good wind.
To the trolls assuming my cable is too light and complaining about tree top turbulence, please read the following to put your minds at ease -:
Turbine has no problem getting up to full speed, infact I find the tree line ramps up and increases wind speed just above the tree tops in this location, sure there is some turbulence but when I see the blades spinning full speed I know its not a major issue. Cable loss is negligible with such a low output from the turbine -my wire gauge 4mm2, cable length 20m, max 20a advertised output from turbine 20a = AC energy loss of 20.78% worst case scenario with advertised output. Now from testing on the bench at recommended rpm with near flat 24v batt as a load, wired through the reg/rec as shown in the manual and experimenting with various loads including a 12v battery I know maximum output is more like 65w which would give me a cable loss of 3.1% not enough to worry about.
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Here we are charging a battery. This is a Tesla turbine with 10 blades and an 8 inch rotor. We developed a converging nozzle for a better angle of attack. The generator is a 2 hp three phase motor. It has been modified with 72 N-48 rare earth magnets. The magnets are 1/2 inch diameter and 1/2 inch long. each has 17 pounds of pull force. The rotor has two poles. 36 N and 36 S.
The initial charge is 12.85 volts. The ending charge is 13.33 volts. Because there is no voltage regulation, the battery is the limiting factor. In series, this unit can output well over 240 volts and adapts automatically with the rectification bridge. The current begins to flow through the rectifier when the voltage meets or exceeds the battery charge. This can and will very easily overcharge a single battery fast. In series or parallel with multiple batteries this hazard is easily averted and the system efficiency is maximized.
Do not attempt to replicate the test in the video as the spinning blades can hurt you.
I have a small Epson dc motor which can be used to make a wind turbine to charge AA batteries. Initial tests was 2 volts with a drag type blade. I made the blade more aerodynamic and was able to increase the voltage to over 4 volts. Subsequent testing with a more flattened blade yielded over 6 volts. I will try to use aluminum flashing for my next test. This together with a dc to dc step up converter can regulate the output to a pre-detemined voltage and make the motor more usable. With a leisurely wind, the motor should be able to put out 2 volts or so which should be enough to charge a set of AA batteries in parallel. I can use a schottky diode to reduce the voltage drop between the wind turbine and the batteries.
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An introductory video to WindyNation’s soon to be released Windtura SuperAmp Alternator. The SuperAmp is a permanent magnet alternator (PMA) which we have specifically designed for high amp 12 volt battery bank wind turbine charging. If you want to see some serious amps, then watch this video.
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