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Small Home Wind Turbines 

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A small home wind turbine is relatively cheap and easy to build. We provide details of how to build your own small wind system, as a stand-alone system (separate to the national grid). Our own wind turbine generates enough power to charge a bank of 5 x 100amp/hour batteries, which we use to run a selection of electrical power tools in our workshop. We have been able to produce enough power to kick over a 1 1/2 horse power motor which is pretty substantial as these particular tools are a drain on the normal electrical supply.

To start with you need to ensure that you have a suitable, open site for your rotors. Make sure that you get good, unbroken wind speeds. This may sound obvious but your windmill will be useless without unspoilt wind gusts. A location near to trees/buildings or in a valley for example,  will not be a good site as the wind will be broken and not as fast, you must have a good open site. The average wind speed in the Uk is 18 mph, and decent outputs can be achieved from 15mph average throughout the year. The system below should work with up to 60-70 mph winds but if higher winds than this are expected, then the rotor MUST be brought down to avoid hazards and accidents (rotor blades are extremely dangerous!)..

Disclaimer: 'Wind Power Experiments' cannot be held responsible for any damages, injuries, loss of limbs, fatalities, illness, loss of income or other monies etc. that may result from the use and or practice of any advice/plans/information in any way, found within and/or beyond this website. Do not attempt to build a power generator if you have no knowledge or experience of electricity. Electricity is very dangerous and can maim and kill if not used correctly and not respected as such a threat. Generators can put out high voltage which can create severe hazards and fatalities. DO NOT attempt to erect a wind turbine on a windy day, rotor blades will rotate and can break and/or amputate limbs and/or kill. Any information found within this website is produced by amateur, backyard hobbyists, who have experience of the experiments shown, and respect electricity and its power. We are not professionals and this website is aimed at sharing what we have learnt to date. We cannot be held responsible for any errors/mistakes, incorrect information which may be found within. If you have any problems and/or queries regarding the use/installation/maintenance etc. of your power supply or turbine/generator etc. you should seek advice from a professional or from the supplier of your equipment.

 

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