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Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated Power


Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated Power

Topic: Wind Generator



The vertical black pipe needed to be added to keep the blades from hitting the tower.

Initially, I was not a confident welder.
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After trying to weld using the wrong type of wire, I out-sourced this project to a man down the road who did the job right.



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The tower was placed center of the garage peak and allowed for a full swing of the wind generator.


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It's been four years now, and not one solitary problem has sprung up pertaining to any of the stabilizing of the tower.
(*Correction: There actually was a problem once, but luckily it didn't materialize as a bomb. Which actually had absolutely nothing to do with the stabilizing so...)


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The photo below shows the first stage installed. The next photo shows completed erection.


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Toward the peak, one can see a camera (seen above) and right above the camera is seen steel. The steel has long double-nutted bolt threading that extends through the garage framing studs, and locks the tower in place so as to not deviate from its placement. *Until the wood starts to move around, since that generally is what most wood does sooner or later. My money is on the tower to out-last the garage.


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It's now April 2018 and the generator is for sale!

This wind generator is a 48volt and 900w 11-blade wind generator. What makes this unit unique is that it is a 2-wire unit (no rectifier needed). This wind generator is available for $275.00 and not a dime less.
For more details 937-718-3586
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*****OCTOBER 28 '18

@ approximately 5pm my wind generator went OVER 200 volts!!! Nobody would believe me but luckily it was caught on video! I made 4 videos during the freak wind-storm and pulled a few pictures which show voltages in the upper 80's. The reason I have not pulled the photo of the over 200v is due to the limit on my multi-meter only going to 200v (which means it goes into fault and shows only a number "1" to the extreme left of the digital meter indicating it's gone into overload...so it would be nothing but a picture of a "1". The video shows it more dramatically anyway, and if we were not such a censored nation by the Internet Mafia, I'd be posting that lengthy video here).

The real reason that this over 200v is so amazing is that it solidifies my theory that the wind generator must have gone over-voltage back when I was living in the house. Since I was living in the house I was not present to witness what caused the perfect dime-sized hole completely through one of the batteries. It was only a theory that the wind generator was the cause of the lead cable connector completely melting.

Later I converted completely to brass connectors which is comprised of zinc and copper and that whole discovery encompasses other surprises which are discussed in some detail on this battery discussion page.

As for the over-voltage being so extreme, it was later found that the blocking diode connection was faulty (so my glee turned to glum). I'm assuming that the 200+ voltage results were due to their having been no load on the generator. My two-wire unit does not come with a brake and without a load could destroy the unit (which would be bad).

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