Affordable prototype wind turbine
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
My husband's uncle in CA has made a wind turbine some of you may be interested in, Tucker perhaps? Here's a youtube link showing it at 9 mi hr winds.http://www.youtube.com/wa...WoOg_EOoyg
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Posted by Heath H (+641) 11 years ago
Does your husband's uncle have an email address or a website? Thanks.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
I sent it to you in an email.
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Posted by RS/SS (+33) 11 years ago
Is this something he plans to market? Like in a kit or something?
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
I'm not sure..let me contact him, maybe he'll post here!
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 11 years ago
K Duffy, I would like particulars.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1807) 11 years ago
Tucker, will do what I can, especially for you! BTW, were you glad we saved some snow for your return from Hawaii?

Here's what I found out this morning: He is negotiating with a manufacturer to produce them in bulk, and says they will be about half the price of those currently available ( See the Northern Tool website, and you will see what I mean.) The cheapest ones out there are over $600 without the pole, controller, power inverter, etc. His power units will come with the controller, and his design is much more rugged (due to trial & error) than those Air-X machines.

I will let you know when they could be ordered. Thanks for the interest!

[This message has been edited by K.Duffy (2/17/2010)]
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Posted by gierke (+197) 11 years ago
I am very interested in more info also, can you please send them? thank you
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Posted by Erika Phillips (+78) 11 years ago
K Duffy, Do you think it would blow hot air?
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Posted by Food Critic (+30) 11 years ago
Any idea what it does in high wind to slow down or stop, does it auto furl? Does the controller shut it down when it reaches peak charge on a battery system? What is the rated output and voltage? More data and info would be great. If he's going to market it, and have it made for him to sell, what kind of markup- where will it end up compared to units of similar output? Does it/will it include some type of warranty? Etc. etc.

Thanks.
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