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

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?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2009-06-14

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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Electronics Man (author)2011-05-30

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

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frollard (author)2009-06-15

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.

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