Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wind Turbine up and running

The turbine is at its final position at about 34 foot. It is mounted on a Rohn tower with a custom tilt-over hinged base. The solar panels at the base are fed into a charge controller for the turbine and the panels. The controller charges two large 12 volt batteries. An inverter converts the 12 volts to 120 volts AC. The panels put out 4.5 amps in bright sunlight. This was a fun project but not practical. By the time it would pay out it would be worn out, But when people drive by I get some strange looks. I love it.

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