If I made a small wind turbine how much power would that bad boy put out? It gets rather gusty here.

I was working on my car yesterday and i noticed the doors getting blown closed constantly. I thought how might i turn this unconvenience into a convenience. Well since the price of everything is going up cutting some costs off the bills. Help please?

lemonie8 years ago
Have a look at wind turbines esp the DIY 1000 watt one.
What you get out of them depends upon the blade design and the generator (as well as wind speed)

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There is no way that I can tell you how much power it would put out. It all depends on the kind and size of your motor and the size of the blades
frollard8 years ago
http://www.windpower.org/en/tour/wres/pow/index.htm
That's a pretty in-depth calculator. Each step has a ? to help explain what the values mean.

http://www.energyefficientchoices.com/resources/wind-power-system-sizing-calculator.html has a neat calculator

http://users.xplornet.com/~rmanzer/windmill/rotor_calculator.html is pretty cool for figuring out what rotor for what alternator/dynamo.