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Easiest/cheapest windmill

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  1. no spam

    no spam Guest

    After reading the thread about the windmill in some foreign land I got to
    wondering.

    How would you build the cheapest and/or easiest to get up and running
    windmill?

    Let's try not to get bogged down in how efficient the system is. IOW, even
    if we only get 1% of the energy from the wind out of the system let's say
    that's enough.

    I'm thinking more of how you would work the breaking, gearing, and the like.
     
  2. Morris Dovey

    Morris Dovey Guest

    no spam wrote:
    | After reading the thread about the windmill in some foreign land I
    | got to wondering.
    |
    | How would you build the cheapest and/or easiest to get up and
    | running windmill?
    |
    | Let's try not to get bogged down in how efficient the system is.
    | IOW, even if we only get 1% of the energy from the wind out of the
    | system let's say that's enough.
    |
    | I'm thinking more of how you would work the breaking, gearing, and
    | the like.

    Cheapest and easiest would be direct drive with no breakage.
     
  3. no spam

    no spam Guest

    | After reading the thread about the windmill in some foreign land I
    Maybe I should also have put something about it being able to keep a battery
    charged w/o damaging anything.
     
  4. Mauried

    Mauried Guest

    If your not worried about efficiency and just want something to go on
    top of a roof to play with , then any of the VAWT types is the
    easiest.
     
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