Innovative Wind Turbine From Australia. An Australian invention could make cheap micro-generation via wind power far easier. Graeme Attey has designed a modular wind turbine small enough for the roof of house, and with fully enclosed blades. It seems that without large blades, more of these could fit onto a particular surface. The West Australian Government is funding some trials in the hope that he can get an efficient model working. If it's developed into a consumer product, which is the plan for later next year, then they also plan to offer rebates to residents who install the device. The article is rather devoid of details, but the device looks quite attractive in an industrial way, and I would be quite happy about having a spine of these along the apex of my roof.
See also ::New Turbine To Make Wind Power Cheaper and Easier To Install ::Wind Power Becoming Cheaper Than Conventional Power. Build this open source DIY wind turbine for $30. Getting started with home wind energy projects can set you back a pretty penny if you buy a finished product, but if you're a little bit handy and don't mind scrounging for materials and getting creative in the garage or backyard, you can try your hand at building one of these DIY wind turbines for about $30 in materials. After all, it is #iheartrenewables week! We've previously covered Daniel Connell's open source concentrated solar collector plans, but now he's back with another great DIY renewable energy project, a vertical axis wind turbine based on the Lenz2 lift+drag design.
Connell's design calls for using aluminum lithographic offset printing plates to catch the wind, which he says can be obtained cheaply (or possibly even free) from an offset printing company, and a variety of hardware and a bicycle wheel. "The turbine uses the ~40% mechanically efficient Lenz2 lift+drag design. Here's a little clip of the vertical axis wind turbine being challenged by strong winds:
Clarian Power: SmartBox Plug-In Wind Power. The SmartBox Wind Turbine is a 48-inch tall vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) that plugs directly into an existing electrical outlet and automatically generates power whenever the wind is blowing. The SmartBox Wind Turbine can be mounted directly to the side of a home, on a rooftop or wind tower, or even existing street lights. And, it can generate up to 40 kWh per month in moderate winds enough to light an average home using energy efficient light bulbs. Expected to cost under $800, the SmartBox Wind Turbine is a cost-effective option for homeowners and small business owners looking to harness wind power for the first time.
Working in tandem with the existing power grid, Working in tandem with the existing power grid, the SmartBox Wind Turbine works to conserve energy by producing enough clean, renewable wind power to offset a portion of the power being consumed in your home. Wind Energy. Trinity - The Portable Wind Turbine Power Station by Skajaquoda. Trinity is a portable wind turbine that charges any USB device like your smart phone or tablet.
Trinity folds together into a 12” cylinder that you can carry with you wherever you go. Trinity has a 15W generator and a built in battery that holds 15,000 mAh It’s extremely simple to operate Trinity. To open the three blades you simply pull out the 11” aluminum legs and arrange them in either a tripod configuration or laid flat depending on your circumstances.
To close Trinity you push the legs back in and the blades close automatically. On the bottom Trinity has a USB plug to charge you devices and a mini USB plug to charge Trinity in a wall socket. Why Trinity? The short battery life of most phones and tablets can be really frustrating. How does it work? Trinity has three blades that can be opened and closed. How to use it Our goal was to make TRINITY easy to operate. You can use Trinity everywhere, for example: -The beach -Out on your patio or balcony -Camping -On a Boat -Outdoor festivals -The Park. Highly Efficient Wind Generator. For Men No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 The required measurements are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. With the arms spread out to the side, measure the distance from the 7th cervical vertebra or C7 (located at the rear of the neck base along the back midline) to the wrist (styloid process of the ulna). 6.
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Small scale. [Small Scale] Navigation Introduction, Wind, Land Renting, Case Study, Water, Solar, Biomass, Energy from Waste, Diversification, Economics Introduction In this section the opportunities available in the small-scale marketplace will be investigated. The deployment of renewable technologies at a small scale has large possibilities for the future, in the same manner as the large scale but to a smaller degree. Mainly small-scale applications are associated with a rural environment where a farmer or landowner has the ability to deploy renewable technologies on their land.
Top Wind The use of small wind turbines is becoming increasingly common is generating power for remote locations. Proven wind turbines are finding more widespread applications and more importantly getting into the public domain. The above images show turbines manufactured by Ampair and Marlec. Wind turbines in small-scale applications are becoming more and more frequent. Work out the power requirements on the location. Water.