Monday, August 30, 2010

55 Gallon Drum Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)

55 Gallon Drum Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)


http://www.instructables.com/id/55-Gallon-Drum-Turbine/


intro55 Gallon Drum Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)

This Instructable will enable you to build a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine out of mostly recycled materials.


I was inspired to build a Savonius turbine from 55 gallon drums after reading an article from a 1970s copy of Mother Earth News. The Savonius Turbine, often referred to as the S-Rotor, has been around since the 1920's.


The main wind catchers are made from 55 Gallon PVC drums, and the generator is made from a recycled automotive alternator (do it yourself or purchase one off ebay).


This design will withstand over 70MPH winds without harm and will survive outside in rugged winter weather.


Here is a video which covers the part one of the installation process.




55 Gallon Drum Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)

5 comments:

  1. How much energy can one get from that, approximately?

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  2. great idea

    will attempt to make it if i can get all the stuff together

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  4. ask a chemical engineer anything, go!

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