Wind Turbine Generator
I purchased a cheap wind turbine generator on Ebay that is supposed to produce 250 watts max. The blades are 15” aluminum on an aluminum frame. Specs say the best wind speed is 7.6 to 15 mph for best running conditions. Maximum wind speed approximately 30 to 40 mph survival conditions. This is probably when it gets its max 250 watts is right when it is coming apart! So it sure wouldn’t stand up very long in Terlingua or high gusty wind areas.
I have given it to my friend
of Home Concentrated Solar Power,
Home CSP; http://homecsp.com, to do some playing around testing
with it. Mark has a lot of knowledge and gadgets for getting some test
information. One problem is Mark’s house doesn’t have decent wind so he is
looking to mounting it higher off his roof. Hopefully he will have some test
numbers soon. With so much varied and inaccurate data on wind turbine output out
there I am waiting on some test results before I leave buyer feedback. I
imagine it will end up being a $149 learning experience but will post testing results
as they come in.
On another topic I sold my Cadillac SRX. I didn't get what I wanted to for it but got what I expected to. Finally I am down to the Tahoe, Motorcycle, and side x side 4x4 buggy.