Wind on the playa?

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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by chiefdanfox » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:19 pm

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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by Aurelia » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:50 pm

your burner mind is always active and appreciated.

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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:06 pm

Wind turbines have a min wind kick in speed and a max wind steer out or feather out speed. You have to design for that on playa. Low cost turbines - you need to thoroughly research.
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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by krly » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:50 pm

I don't know a lot about it but I do believe I be looking for a vertical axis Savonius-type generator. IMHO

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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by Molotov » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:43 pm

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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:52 pm

Vertical axis is a cheap (=good!) way to harvest wind from all directions without active or rudder steering. There are also egg beater style vertical turbines. The evapotron uses the vertical design the Sheik posted.
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Re: Wind on the playa?

Post by pink » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:30 pm

Retrofrolic has had a wind turbine in addition to solar & the backup gennie since 2011. For several years (until we started running and electrical play station all day & night) we really only needed the generator for overcast & still days. Having both really helps because the wind is often generating power at night and helping to recharge the batteries even when we are all abed.

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