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DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:56 am
by mamos
Hi All

I have been promised a decent size 24volt DC motor from a mobility scooter and I would like to build a wind turbine using it.

I want to build a VAW turbine because it will be less conspicuous than a conventional turbine and I don't have to worry about slip rings etc.

Has anyone built one of these?

Paul

Re: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:50 am
by Green Aura
I don't know anything about the mechanics of them, sorry. I do know that VAWs are much better suited to environments where there is turbulence - where there are other buildings (or maybe polytunnels :wink: ) for example.

Re: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:36 am
by mamos
I may be able to get a quantity of second hand batteries from the same source if I play my cards right.

Here we come off grid dome.

paul

Re: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:50 pm
by Green Aura
Ooh, lucky you.

Re: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:38 pm
by dave45
Not constructed one, but I used to be involved with a small wind mailing list and the received wisdom there was that VAWTs were generally a waste of time. Maybe good in theory, but they never worked. Paul Gipe and High Pigott are small wind experts - it might be worth making contact with them.

http://scoraigwind.co.uk/
http://www.wind-works.org/cms/index.php ... &tx_ttnews[tt_news]=2220&cHash=b55932dfebd049ab01c1d968670afc1e