October 25, 2005

Alternative energy source

This little home-built wind turbine produces about 1.5 kW when a 16 mph breeze blows. The website includes step-by-step instructions on how to manufacture and install your own wind-powered generator, with tips found here and turbine selection criteria found here.

Oh, and make yourself a nifty, low-power solar generator yourself to power some small things around the house. Could be useful if you lose power during a storm, or if you're simply going to be off-grid for a while.

Posted by Physics Geek at October 25, 2005 10:18 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!
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