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johnnym

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Solarflower.org - vawt
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:40:54 PM »
Hey guys, I wonder what you all think of this? This is a diy vawt for the layman like me. I find it very interesting but wonder if it is sustainable. What I find attractive about this vawt is that someone like me who lacks engineering and electrical skills can build it. It is very simple if you know how to drill a hole and measure something. This may have already been discussed on this forum but I haven't found anything with all the info here. It is similar to the lenz2 turbine.

This is the link:

http://www.solarflower.org/tutorial.php?lang=en&tut=vawt#.WSHaW2grLDc

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Re: Solarflower.org - vawt
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 05:42:00 PM »
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...It is similar to the lenz2 turbine...

It is almost an exact copy of the Lenz2 turbine.
It's a great introduction to DIY wind machines, and can be coupled to a generator to make useful amounts of electricity.
No one believes the theory except the one who developed it.  Everyone believes the experiment except the one who ran it.

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