Can I charge Wind Turbine with Current Solar setup?

hmong2017hmong2017 Registered Users Posts: 35 ✭✭
Winter is approaching. We have good win in our area during winter but bad sunlight during winter. 
My outdoor lights depend on the solar setup. 

Is it possible to add 1 or 2, perhaps even 3 or 4 wind turbines to my existing solar setup? That way both is charging my batteries at the same time when each can generate clean power.
IF YES, Please tell me how, step by step or if there is a website or video that shows how. 

My solar setup:
- 8x 100Watt Solar Panel Polycrystalline by Mightymax Solar (parallel)
- 60A MPPT Charge Controller 
- 3x 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM Batteries
- 1000W Power Inverter 



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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 29,644 admin
    I am not a fan of wind... But this seems to be a pretty complete system/documentation for a "simple" system (voltage regulator is inside the turbine nacelle). And there is a good manual to go with the product:

    https://www.solar-electric.com/primus-wind-power-air-40-12-volt-generator.html
    https://www.solar-electric.com/lib/wind-sun/AIR-manual.pdf

    Most turbines do not have an internal regulator... In those cases, you run the turbine wiring down to the battery shed, install a rectifier (change turbine 3 phase AC into DC) then to the battery bank. And you install a second charge controller set for "dump mode" regulation. Basically, when the battery bank is full (>14.9 volts), the dump load turns on and dumps current to a resistor bank (electric heaters).

    With this type of system, the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) needs the loading of the battery bank to keep the turbine from overspeeding--And use the dump load to limit over charging. A HAWT not connected to a battery bank or other "load system", will overspeed and even self destruct without the torque provided by the electrical load.

    The turbine needs to be installed in "clean air flow"--Typically >30 foot tower and 300 feet horizontal from obstructions (and installed +20 feet higher than upwind upstructions).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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