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A Commercial or homemade wind turbine can be one of the most reliable sources of alternative energy on the planet.

They are made for producing power by converting wind energy into mechanical energy, which is then either used directly (in the case of wind turbines, for example, which have been used to modify the wheat into flour, or to pump Water for agriculture) or coupled to a generator that creates a DC output which can be used in a more general sense. In this article I will talk about the type of turbines that produce electricity, which would be most helpful to us in our daily lives.

Wind turbines are basically big windmills, with huge blades that rotate in the wind and generate power from the conversion of wind strength. The turbines are made of plastic, aluminum, steel and many other metals of the space age.

Wind turbines have a few negative impacts on the environment. They are very visible and very unsightly as they must be placed close to the wind, the terrain to be helpful – trying to locate offshore has been successfully achieved. They require a lot of energy in their manufacture, energy is usually of fossil origin, and so it may take a long time before they are positive in terms of total carbon emissions – this time may be two to five years. The turbines are linked to injuries in birds that can be mutilated as they pass through the turbine fans during migration passages.


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With all the drawbacks aside, homemade wind turbines should be a choice when it comes to a comprehensive plan for renewable energy. Once built, the turbines are surprisingly effective in a broader sense – they generate electricity from a renewable resource friendly environment, without the hidden social or environmental penalties that we incur with the use of fossil fuels – there’s no need for mining or for fuel for transport – there is no global warming pollutants created, and no need to store, treat or eliminate toxic waste.

At the small end of the scale such as a homemade wind turbine, the turbines can be as small as 5 feet in diameter some times less if needed for portability to use in a RV (Recreational Vehicle) and are capable of only a few hundred watts or less. On the high end of the spectrum, the turbines can be as large as three hundred feet in diameter and are capable of generating two to five megawatts of electricity.

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Similar to the production of photovoltaic solar electricity, there may be discounts available for construction and there may also be government grants to subsidize purchase or construction, and excess energy can be sold to the utility companies.

The wind speed is influenced by topography and increases with height above ground, wind turbines are generally installed above tall towers. In a typical application, the turbine is located atop a high tower and generates low voltage which is used to charge a battery store – this stored potential energy is finally used because it requires an inverter that changes low voltage dc voltage of the alternating current that can be used in domestic applications. By concentrating a large number of wind turbines in a substantial amount of electricity can be stored and used, perhaps for an entire city or village.

Because the wind does not blow all the time in many areas, wind turbines are used as additives in hybrid configurations with many different technologies such as solar panels and diesel generators to provide a constant source of electricity.

Unlike fossil fuel devices, wind turbines are clean and green – they don’t create the carbon dioxide emissions that are causing greenhouse gas emissions and SO2 emissions that cause acid rain.

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Today’s turbines are divided into two categories, namely horizontal and vertical wind turbines. Today’s horizontal axis wind turbines are actually much better to catch the wind over turbine vertical axis given the same amount of area swept (which is the diameter of the circle traced by the tip outside of the rotor blades).

Constructing a homemade wind turbine today is much easier than previously as there are many plans available now and also dedicated kits and parts to make it economical to construct using the minimum of skills and expert knowledge. You can even purchase fully constructed small wind turbines for the home for reasonable sums.

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How to make a coil for a wind turbine generator

19 April, 07:46, by homemadejoe Tags: , ,

How to make a coil for a homemade wind turbine generator

Watch this demonstration of how a wind turbine generator for the home can be made.

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Recent comments on this video on how to make a homemade wind turbine generator below.

Latest comments made on this video:
By: WOWANIAC. on 10 Apr 12, 22:15:23
its a tutorial num nuts?
By: DIVERSIFUN. on 19 Mar 12, 17:38:52
Very impressive technique. Awesome job of showing how to make coils, but you are using the wrong shape and size. Magnetic flux moving across the coil only produces electricity when it is perpendicular to the direction of the motion. Your coils only produce electricity near the middle and not near the inside and outside edges. Square? coils will capture more power and the in/outside edges do not have to be under the magnets because they don’t produce power anyway.
By: ACEMAN307. on 17 Jan 12, 15:12:33
If you? look I only have 12 videos. I show all the steps for making a wind turbine. I cut down my videos considerably and it still takes about 50 minutes or 4 to 5 videos to show step by step how to do it from begining to end.
By: BUSHBASHER46. on 16 Jan 12, 21:10:06
i wise you guys would do a complete video on how to make a gen? and the parts used and show it working not these damn little bits
By: STEELSAIL. on 23 Dec 11, 07:21:36
This is so informative and well done. Thank you for sharing…. I think I might try and build a generator from? scratch!
By: ACEMAN307. on 12 Aug 11, 14:19:37
Thanks for the props. I? live in Costa Rica and the mail system here is primative at best and cost alot to mail things. Its not to hard to build just using stuff laying around. If you need any help online let me know.
By: WOODBURYADPOST. on 11 Aug 11, 22:12:32
I see alot of people using electric motors and pulleys to make a coil, but shit man, this has to be the best homemade device i have ever seen! The entire? thing is frickn beautiful. I am really impressed with it. By any chance would you sell one of those?
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By: ACEMAN307. on 08 Jun 11, 19:13:54
@eastsidesigns1Tthinner wire = more space for more turns . Also the smaller the wire the higher your volts will be but less? amps. So the trick is to get the right combination of high enough volts to charge your batterys but not to high because more amps will charge the batterys faster.
By: EASTSIDESIGNS1. on 08 Jun 11, 18:48:49
what’s the significance of 70 and 120 in making? the coils and how does the diameter of the wire affect the winding?(thinner wire= less space for more windings? )
By: ACEMAN307. on 29 Apr 11, 17:11:38
I really needed to make this coils with more turns like 120 verses 70 I could never get my volts over 6volts with the wind conditions I have here. All the videos for making coils that I have seen show using one wire. I am now more interested in making? some serpentine coils I hear they are much more efficient.
By: DEWESSONSAX. on 26 Apr 11, 18:17:00
I see here your using 1 strand of? wire as opposed to 2 strands, what are the differences in volts and watts. Thanks for the upload.
By: 1LIVEANDLEARN11. on 11 Apr 11, 09:16:21
thanks, does it? have to be enamal coated wire?
By: PATRICKLARUE73. on 23 Mar 11, 08:29:03
cool pat l.?
By: ACEMAN307. on 26 Feb 11, 01:32:48
What I thought enticed2 was asking was could he use regular plastic? coated wire. Which you could it just would not be very efficient. I was giving him the benifit of a dubt that it would be silly to use bare copper wire.
By: SKYJETS. on 26 Feb 11, 01:25:56
You can’t use bare copper for coil windings. It would be like having? a shorted coil ???
By: ANTIZERO100. on 12 Feb 11, 22:58:55
wow, thanks, that was? really good, you have inspired me
By: ACEMAN307. on 02 Feb 11, 13:33:24
No it does not have to be enamel coated wire but you want get much voltage out of it. The? Idea is to get as much wire as close together as possible in the coils so to get the most voltage from each passing magnet.
By: ENTICED2ZEITGEIST. on 26 Jan 11, 03:03:31
Does it have to be enamel coated copper wire? Where do you get that stuff anyhow? and how much is it usually?
By: YOUTUBSUXFV. on 23 Dec 10, 16:54:16
Do? you know like how many amps does it make in a 70rpm wind?
By: PAULEXHEISTXER. on 21 Dec 10, 12:06:51
Hey did you try to wax the coil ? I got the idea from building a guitar pickup. you take wax,? melt it for example at a deep fryer or a pot a put the coil into it for some minuten or so on (i don´t know how long it takes) a then you put it out let it cool down and you have a coil that will stick together itself. sorry for bad english im not englisch or american i´m german. greatings from germany.
By: ADVANTAGE12. on 06 Dec 10, 06:17:13
does it matter what gauge wire you use? is one size better than another? i’m about to buy a big spool and get to work on one of these myself. ?
By: ACEMAN307. on 03 Dec 10, 12:25:58
I used about 70 turns, The voltage depends on how fast it spins, I dont have a way right now to measure the rpms, I know my? turbine spins too slow to make usable power from this PMA. I guess about 70 RPM gets about 5 volts’
By: QUEBALL147. on 19 Nov 10, 13:25:41
Very good how many coil winds did you do?? also you said 24 magnets and 9 coils what voltage will this give off? thanks
By: DAMENACE3. on 05 Nov 10, 08:32:57
Hello Aceman, I am about to do further Research? But, How Does one know how many winds do you require ? i am sure there’s some sort of regulation on the number of winds needed or required. My interest in this matter as i was looking to make a voice coil and i had no idea or know the principal behind the winded coil. Any helpful websites you recommend??
By: ANDROIDDEVIL. on 01 Nov 10, 17:02:12
A question, can I make a antenna out of a coil, I think I could? because it makes an electromagnetic force around itsself if you wind it in a bolt and connect 2 ends to positive and negative ends of an antenna to make it more powerful and if anyone say it doesn’t tell me how should I make a powerful antenna, Thanks.

Homemade Wind Turbine and Commercial Wind Turbine Usage