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Evil Monkey 06-07-2012 04:20 PM

Home made wind turbine
This guy made his own wind turbine for recharging a camping battery:

He also has a homemade 60 watt solar panel (there's a link to how he did it in the text).

koco 06-11-2012 02:31 PM

That guy used an electric motor for the generator, and he had good results. Motors are not the best to use as generators though.

A popular way to make one is with an old GM alternator available at most junkyards for $30 or so. It will make around 1000 watts in a strong wind plus it is regulated for charging a car battery and is easily serviced. They already have pulleys attached if you want to belt drive it.

The rain might ruin that guy's motor, he should put it in a pvc drain pipe housing.

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