https://www.omnicalculator.com/ecology/wind-turbine power calculator for windturbines
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Apollo-True-Power-3000W-5000W-AC-12V-24V-PMA-Wind-Turbine-Generator-Micro-Hydro/133354793496 these look like a good choice
10kw wind turbines are way less than 1 dollar per wat and usually around 2500 USD
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3420372 3D Printed VAWT design.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005G8VDKM 1.5 kw windmill $500
More later, maybe some info on wind funnels and kites
windpowerworkshop by hugh piggot is a great starting place the guy pioneered the diy scene.
- valuable resources
- Freenode or EFnet #electronics and/or irc.anotherpower.com #otherpower IRC chat
Someone should create a hybrid star delta controller for wind generation that uses one for low speed one for high speed.
I remember reading about it from UofA university 10+ years ago Andrew Knight was the researcher.
an arduino can adjust the sense wire to control load maybe.
could be easier low to the ground way to experiment with alternate energy.
it lead me to some software called QBlade that seems very advanced and great, compiled on linux fine.
possibly a great way to power an airconditioner from a vehicle if you can get rid of the vibrations
blue barrels are cheap now and a miter or jigsaw can make easy work of them. rv antifreeze barrels are common and nontoxic.
the trick to these is to keep them spinning inbetween gusts of wind so you’ll need an arduino, halleffect sensor and a relay to know when to pull energy from it.