I found some cheap 12 v batteries online rated 12v35amps. Would this type of battery work for what I am wanting to do here? It seems from what I have read online people tend to use batteries with a lot more amps. They are also a lot more expensive.
I am hoping that this turbine will be able to at least work good enough to power three 60 or 100 watt light bulbs.
O/k lets assume these are 12 volt 35 amp hour batteries.
These will be rated at 35 amp hours, for the standard ten hour discharge period.
That is how battery capacities are rated.
So we can get 3.5 amps for ten hours at a nominal 12 volts out of each battery. 3.5A x 12v = 42 watts.
So ne battery will in theory keep a single 42 watt bulb lit for 10 hours.
My plan is to buy one 12 v golf cart battery and use it for 3 or 4 light bulbs for 24 hours a day.
Not exactly certain about all this, but I am assuming you need enough battery storage to run three 60 watt bulbs for 24 hours ? That works out to 3 x 60watts x 24 hours or 4,320 watt hours.
If you do that at 12v you are going to need 360 amp hours of storage.
Probably about ten or eleven of those cheap 35 amp hour batteries will be required to do that.
And they will struggle even when brand new.
You might need twenty of those batteries if you expect the batteries last any length of time.