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PVC Pipe Turbine

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This is the diagram for another small wind turbine design.  The purpose of this design is to model a functioning wind generator and show that it can be made of parts from a neighborhood hardware store.  More photos to come.

Interested in generating your own power? We found these links to be helpful.

Until we get it up and running, enjoy these links!



Northern Arizona wind and sun - Good place to shop, and has good information about the equipment they sell.  Check out their deep cycle battery FAQ
http://www.windsun.com/index.html


General information on why you would or wouldn't want to go with solar: Insolation, system components, and system sizing.
http://www.solar4power.com/solar-power-basics.html


Good place to buy solar panels online. good tech support.
http://www.affordable-solar.com/solar.panels.htm


History of the electric power industry from the Edison Electric Institute
http://www.eei.org/whoweare/AboutIndustry/Pages/History.aspx

Simulation of the limit of usable power in wind
http://www.flapturbine.com/betz_limit.html

Simple furling design for a wind turbine
http://www.thebackshed.com/windmill/Docs/Furling.asp

How to make wooden blades
http://otherpower.com/blades.html

Burden Surplus Center (motors, bearings, etc)
https://www.surpluscenter.com/home.asp

Basics of wind power systems
http://www.homepower.com/basics/wind/

Good description of a home-built turbine
http://www.mdpub.com/Wind_Turbine/index.html

Another description of a home-buildable turbine
http://www.velacreations.com/makechispito.html