I've had my share of learning experiences over the years It's easy to build your own robust, reliable and quiet wind turbine! Hopefully a couple years from now we'll all still be moving foward with it.
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Their sidebars on rigging terminology, wire rope clips, and "organic towers" were useful as well.
The tail fell off twice. It's been a long time since I last got my marker out for a wind book. I aind like to know more about the design, especially the lattice tower.
And I haven't seen any better description anywhere of the development of permanent magnets. Fancy websites are far cheaper than actual hardware, and there are plenty of snakes out there who will tell you only what you want to hear.
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Initially, it was just an alternator project, I had no intention of building a wind turbine. We could probably get more in higher winds if we make the tail a bit ppwer, it furls early.
The machine has been tied down with a rope wrapped around the blades and tail just to keep it in one piece homebrrw the last 8 months. This starts charging our batteries at 65 rpm and seems quite happy to produce 3KW. Furling tail 32 magnet 3KW 3 Phase Alternator. Messing with wind turbines has been somewhat of a hobby for me for about 20 years. If you plan to build your own, this is the one to have.
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I also have the relay driver programmed to apply a dynamic braking relay shorting out the three-phase alternator if turbine blade overspeeding occurs the battery voltage suddenly rises or if the Morningstar diversion controller or load resistor fails. But if you're in a rush I would cut enough braces at the same time to construct a complete 10 foot section. The array is mounted on a large frame with inch casters and tie-downs, so I can easily rotate it on the deck to maintain a higher level of performance, morning to sunset.
In these, as mentioned above - we wired the stator in Star and changed the coils a bit. Thanks Michael, Lots of hours welding that tower together.
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There's a page about that project HERE. I am glad they included a prominent lower on Hugh Piggott. I have worn out two Southwest Windpower units in ten years and I need a beefier unit twith a kW output or so. It sits at our store hooked up to some meters, a switch, and a light bulb for kids of all ages to play with.
This uses basicly the same magnets, and similar coils. Our friend Hugh Piggott's Wind Turbine Recipe Book is an excellent reference too; our turbine designs are loosely based on his.
He never seems to lose his cool and his development of the axial-flux generator for do-it-yourselfers has made the Dans' Homebrew Wind Power book possible. If you indeed furl all the way out of the wind, the blades must.
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After high school I moved to my own cabin and started messing with wind turbines using Ametek tape drive motors. I had to learn to weld and use a cutting torch.
Both 48 V series strings are then connected in parallel poqer a 60 A Morningstar controller. It was an attempt at a dual rotor alternator using common magnets from computer hard drives.
The laminate material I used was 'annealed' bandsaw blade - not a very good choice, the drag on this alternator was signficant. These are the last 3 we wired that way, later machines are wound with fewer windings, heavier wire We highly recommend these books for a solid wind power education, whether you are looking to buy or build a turbine: October homebrrw, Paul Gipe.