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Friday, March 7, 2008

VAWT video

Here is a video demonstration of our sub-$100 VAWT.





If you want to make one yourself, here is an instructional video (about 8 minutes long).




Here is a video of it running in some gusty winds.


5 Comments:

Blogger Greentec said...

Looks nice, maybe not as nice as the helix vawt, but those are not really sub-$100 :)

April 20, 2008 5:54 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Interesting stuff, Jeff. I've built 7 full scale S-rotor systems. Would love to chat nuts and bolts with you. Can we do that by email? Mine's brucebril@yahoo.com
please drop me a line.

August 18, 2008 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is a neat design but, is there anyway to use a different bearing system>? that could make the noise a little less offensive? Them lazy susans are pretty noisy. And about how much wind does it take with this system to produce @ 12v , also does it work well with fast changing wind directions?

September 8, 2008 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could use bicycle tires instead of lazy susans it would be quieter and smoother.

September 17, 2008 12:32 PM  
Blogger laurie01 said...

Instructional videos like this makes me so proud. This vertical wind turbine is a very great invention:)

August 18, 2009 12:21 AM  

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