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I’m renovating an old stone house that hasn’t been lived in for 40 years. I think that the main reason that it’s not been lived in for so long is that there is no mains water or power available at this property. It’s in the country and on acreage, but mains power isn’t close, so I had to look at alternative energy sources to bring this house back to life again.

It’s windy at this location¬† quite a bit of the time… and there used to be a windmill just 15 metres or so from the house. The original windmill was long gone before I bought the place, but the tower was still there – and solid, scary but solid.

So it seemed the logical place to put a new wind generator. I started doing research as I knew nothing about energy alternatives, especially wind turbines. I needed something light as it had to be mounted to the top of the tower, which is 11 metres high. It also had to have a storm brake, cause the wind here can sometimes be wild. And I wanted it to have it’s own regulator, so that I didn’t have to buy anything more… just to keep it simple.

I found quite a lot of options and settled on a 12/24v wind turbine I found on eBay. I already had a 12v system that I’d put together running on solar. I had bought a 24v inverter (car boot sale) and planned to upgrade everything to 24v in the future, so this wind turbine I bought could be used on either a 12v or 24v system with the flick of a switch.

As it turned out the inverter didn’t work and wasn’t worth repairing, so I’m still running on 12v. I’ll eventually upgrade to a 48v system. I believe it’s the most efficient.

Anyway, the video below is the exciting moment when the wind turbine had been attached to the top of the tower, all the wiring was done and the switch was flicked! It starts off a bit slow, but starts really cranking after a while…. a really exciting moment for me!


How fantastic is that? Free, green energy using a wind turbine.
Looking for green energy alternatives,

7 Responses to “Wind Turbine, Free Green Energy”

  1. Lorna Donaldson Says:

    Wow, 600% more power than other wind turbines. Let me be the first to call BullSh*t. LOLI hope they have a viable system and it produces lots of power. But 600%? Does that include the perpetual motion machine that runs it? :-)The sad thing is that it’s possibly even a decent technology with advantages in some cases. But when you make outrageous claims, it’s hard for anyone to take you seriously. Perhaps this is the EEStor guys reincarnated?

  2. Chandra Q. Britt Says:

    One research tool that is particularly well-suited to studying the origins of bats killed at wind turbines is stable isotope analysis. USGS scientists recently pioneered the application of stable hydrogen isotope analysis to the study of migration in terrestrial mammals and proved the efficacy of the technique for studying the continental movements of bats. Coincidentally, this groundbreaking research focused on the very same species of bat (the hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus) that is killed most frequently at wind turbine sites across North America. Efforts are now underway at USGS to expand the existing framework of stable isotope data on migratory tree bats and apply this technique toward uncovering some of the mystery surrounding bat fatalities at wind turbines.

  3. Lana U. Mcintosh Says:

    A wind turbine is a machine that transforms the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical or electrical energy. Wind turbines consist of a foundation, a tower, a nacelle and a rotor. The foundation prevents the turbine from falling over. The tower holds up the rotor and a nacelle (or box).

  4. Ricky Gray Says:

    That was certainly the case with the large wind farm planned off the coast of Cape Cod . Critics stated that the turbines would threaten wildlife and the aesthetics of Nantucket Sound, and many residents complained that it would drive down property values.

  5. gold price Says:

    Wood is being investigated as a material for wind turbine towers, and a 100 metre tall tower supporting a 1.5 MW turbine has been erected in Germany. The wood tower shares the same transportation benefits of the segmented steel shell tower, but without the steel resource consumption.

  6. get smart Says:

    None of these wind turbines have charge controllers inside the PMA (Permanent Magnet Alternator). Eagles philosophy is to keep all the electronics easily accessible at ground level and as close to the battery or grid feeder as possible. Raising and lowering turbines is not a fun job so you’ll want to put as few components as possible on the top of your tower. Having a charge controller 40 feet in the air is very inconvenient to adjust, monitor and service to say the least! Do it the right way and use the load diverting “DUMP LOAD” philosophy! Please call if you need help with this.

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