Re: 12v alternator wind turbine with gearbox
I think you will find most here are pretty down on small scale wind. The reality is if you have enough wind to be useful (more thn 12 mph AVERAGE!) you have too much for the hardware to be reliable. You must realize that small scale wind machines live in harsh environments, with lots of moving parts, lots of live loads, living high off the ground making service difficult.
The world is littered with small scale wind machines that have been tossed on the junk heap becaus ether fail to deliver thier promise, and they don't last very long. even our site sponser generally eschews small scale wind in general.
In the real world, in SD PV is gng to give you way more ban for your buck, and will be way more reliable.
All that said, play around and see how it works, but understnd that there is VERY little power in the wind below 12 mph, even if the blades spin. A steady 15 mph wind makes you hang on to your hat, and gets old real quick!
welcome to the forum, and fee free to ask as many questions as you wish, and folks here will try to answer them as best we can, even profer an opinion now and again.
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!