Monday, April 28, 2008

Wind generator

I have installed a small wind Turbine, 24 volt 400 watt marine AIR-X from SWWP. It is situated on a 40ft tower on top of my three storey property.

The tower is divided into 2 sections;

The lower part consists of three 20ft galvanised steel pipes, welded together to form a Tripod, supported by three stainless steel guy wires. The tower stands on rubber engine mountings to reduce any vibration which is transmitted to the building...

The upper 20ft section is just a steel pipe supported by a further six guy wires. The upper section can be easily lowered / raised by hand while standing at the top of the first section.