Sunday, August 29, 2010

How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine

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It was easy. You can do it too 

Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. That's not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. However, it would be nice to have at least a little electricity, since so much of life in the 21st century is dependent on it.
One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Almost from the moment I bought it, I had the idea of being energy independent by putting up a wind turbine and making some electricity, and later adding some solar panels and a wood gasifier. This is the story of how I did it. Not with an expensive, store-bought turbine, but with a home-built one that cost hardly anything. If you have some fabricating skills and some electronic know-how, you can build one too.




21 comments:

  1. woohoo, alternative energy sources

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  2. This is amazing, thanks for sharing! If you have any more be sure to post them - i'll definatly read. Visit my blog if you're interested in reading about cooking recipes and student help! Ive just got started but i will post more: http://tip-to-life.blogspot.com

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  3. really nice stuff.

    keep it up, bro.

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  4. I love saving the planet!! I reuse everything but toilet paper

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  5. Cool stuff, man.

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  6. on the topic of saving Earth I agree that energy should be saved ~~ http://anti1337.blogspot.com/

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  7. cool
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  9. Woah, now that is interesting!

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  10. i will have this wind turbine very soon :)

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  11. cool lol

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  12. If only I could make my own lol.

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  13. hmm great idea...how much does it save on your bill?

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  14. This is really cool!

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  15. on it

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  17. My neighbor actually has a windmil, no joke. It's on their deck. Pretty small though.

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  18. Cool stuff, especially the part about the wood gasifier.
    Following. ;)

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  19. fawlahing! :D

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