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Harvesting the wind for energy is not a new concept.  The origins of using the  winds to to produce mechanical energy are lost in the mists of time . Mankind was using wind power to move his ships and grind his grain at least a couple thousand years ago. With the advent of electricity it was only natural to utilise this abundant source of raw power.
  Early wind turbines in the beginning of the 20Th century provided some of the first usable electricity to farms and businesses before the coming of the electric power lines. The designs of this early period are still in production nearly one hundred years later and are a credit to the original engineering.
   One popular method of building a small (approx one hundred watt) system is to use a permanent magnet motor from a treadmill or commercial style Amtek tape drive motor as the generator. This class of motors through much experimentation have been found to be durable, inexpensive and effective used as a small wind generator. Blades are often made from common PVC waist pipe of between six and twelve inches in diameter.
  Larger turbines can be created using a Permanent Magnet Alternator  or PMA and other parts readily fabricated or purchased at any of the many online auction sites.these setups can often produce over one thousand watts in a stiff breeze.
  The smaller permanent magnet class of micro-wind turbines is usually used in remote installations for battery charging. The larger PMA turbines can power whole households or businesses. In many states a grid tied system where excess power is sold back to the electric company is also a possibility. Generally as much money and design must go into the tower that your turbines sits on, as the wind generator itself. safety must always be a primary concern in any installation.
  Many options exist in building ones own wind power system from pre-built units to  built totally from scratch solutions. Prices can range from near free to many thousands of dollars depending on the goals of the project. A rather large Micro-wind power industry has developed recently. A good place to start is to google various wind power related search terms. Careful attention should be paid to issues such as needed power output and power storage. While potentially very rewarding this is not a project to take on lightly and every bit of pre-planning is guaranteed to pay of in the usefulness of your final installation.
<p>i am looking more information on this .</p>
<p>HEY INSTRUCTABLES!</p><p>Where is the &quot;GUARANTEED DOWNLOAD?&quot; </p>
Hey, how about showing a way to build a wind generator.
I think that tail is too short. Ten inches more will be a good work.<br />
all the tail is a weight to keep the blade in the right direction.
ok I've had it!!! I spent the last 3 hours looking for instructables on how to build a wind power generator and a water pump. either you do not understand the concept of an instructable or you just don't care about wasting people's time. if you do not understand the concept of an instructable. let me INSTRUCT you on it using this very site's concept of what an instructable is. &quot;Web-based documentation platform where people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.&quot; <br>that means that if you post an instructable, it should contain a set of instructions a to z, provide specifications when possible. it should instruct the user or viewer as to how to assemble, procure and best methods to complete the project being instructed!! <br>to the webmaster of this site, CLEAN UP all of this useless &quot;non-instructables&quot; all they do is annoy people that are trying to find solutions to DIY projects. in the last 3 hours I have come across so many &quot;instructables&quot; that are nothing but videos of the finish product with no instructions!!! or instructables that are nothing but a marketing ploy to buy prefab wind turbine kits or water pump kits or solar power kits!! IF you are going to charge people for premium use of the site. clean up your act!
Well said. :)
nice
What the hell am i watching?
Its called &quot;instructables&quot; --- not &quot;brag-while-pointing-out-the-obvious-ables&quot;
pls send u r generetor details<br />
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What? There appears to be something missing... like the actual instructions on how to build a wind power generator like the title says.
&nbsp;Not very Instructable... more a brief history of wind with a few recommendations and a snapshot video of how to raise one up on a tower. &nbsp; Pretty minimal at that. &nbsp; Any plans/instructions on how to construct the design? how to build the tower? etc?
&nbsp;Not very Instructable... more a brief history of wind with a few recommendations and a snapshot video of how to raise one up on a tower. &nbsp; Pretty minimal at that. &nbsp; Any plans/instructions on how to construct the design? how to build the tower? etc?

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