CNC Machined 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

mroy0404mroy0404 Registered Users Posts: 2
Here are afew pic's of the CNC machined wind turbine I have been working on this past spring. The prototype has worked so well, I made 4 more units!! The 4 newer units have been powder coated white and I used all 304 stainless steel fastners to hold them all together.
Tell me what you think of the design.

Here is a link to my photobucket page.
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e288/mroy0404/Wind%20Turbine/

Comments

  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: CNC Machined 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

    well, it looks pretty, but does it work? details, specs, etc.
  • mroy0404mroy0404 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Re: CNC Machined Wind Turbine
    niel wrote: »
    well, it looks pretty, but does it work? details, specs, etc.


    We will be setting 1 of these units up this week sometime, I will keep you up dated with results. Here are afew more pretty pic's for you to look at for now.
  • GreatBallofFireGreatBallofFire Registered Users Posts: 16
    Re: CNC Machined 1000 Watt Wind Turbine
    niel wrote: »
    well, it looks pretty, but does it work? details, specs, etc.

    That is some insanely nice machine work. Even if it never generates a single watt of output, that is definitely something to be proud off. I'm guessing that you have been machining for a while.

    -Mark
  • waynefromnscanadawaynefromnscanada Solar Expert Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: CNC Machined 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

    Blades look pretty much identical to the Hornet I had. It too was pretty to look at, but as for producing any usable power? That's a whole different story.

    First quote: "The prototype has worked so well, I made 4 more units!!"
    Then when asked: But does it work, details, specs etc, the following quote:
    "We will be setting 1 of these units up this week sometime, I will keep you up dated with results."

    Very interesting. It's listed as a 1000 watt turbine that works well, but hasn't yet been tested?
  • NEOHNEOH Solar Expert Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Re: CNC Machined 1000 Watt Wind Turbine
    • What is the diameter of the blades?
    • Where did you get the blade design from?
    • What material are the blades made of?
    • How does the Wind Trubine protect itself from over-revving in high-winds?
    • What wind speed is needed to generate the rated 1,000 Watts?
    • How did you meaure the 1,000 watts of power?
    • Did you read the Voltage and Amperage simultaneously?
    • What type of load (batts or load bank) was used to measure the 1,000 watt output?
    • What were the simultaneous Volt / Amp readings that computed to 1,000 watts?
    • What gauge wire did you use to wind the alternator?
    • Is this a 12 Volt, 24 Volt, 36 Volt, 48 Volt or other design?
    • Is this a 3-Phase AC design?
    • Are the rectifiers located inside the wind turbine or external?
    • Did you use slip-rings?

    Thank You,
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