AlexAlcyone: Man I went through a lot of VAWT videos, finally found a great channel,
many thanks Mike.
sandertel: Hi Mike, I must thak you from doing this great work. I ike the design a lot
and I think some of the people are down right rude making remarks as if
they stept out of a lawyers office...SHAME ON THEM !!! I am on holiday now
in a rented RV experiencing 1st hand what power hungry feels like so very
soon I will be cracking at one of these myself. Only one thing: I would
like to attempt a self wound alternator (serpentine or coils) but I am
unsure what to go for. What would work ? Regards, Sander
laithnour: off of (what kind of englick is that?)
digitheadman: Very nice, I like it and would like to make one for my house in Upstate NY.
Please send me the link to the plans you have posted so that I may look
them over and send you any more questions I know I will have. Thanks
Ulink Dir: Your Video Is Very Useful Sharing Homemade Vertical Wind Turbine mounted
behind my wall and isn't visible from the street.
copterrichie: May I see the plans for this design? This is just what I would like to
Commie John: You should develop a Halbach Array for a frictionless bearing to increase
Rasmus Martinez: Que efecto tiene en watts?
Hemon Dey: ie. a boost/buck converter system that regulates the voltage output of the
turbine and varies the current. A smart controller might also be able to
take a anemometer signal input and turn the generator into a motor to start
the turbine turning?? in light winds so that you won't need a drag
component to your wing? ... just an idea.
voluntaryist8: please change your mind on the philosophical implications of "intellectual
Derrick Bane: What a great idea!
imikewillrockyou: @joeinbend I doubt doubling the stators would be of much benefit and might
actually increase turbulence. I would stick with the eight.
dra6o0n: Hmm people made wind turbines attached to the ground, floating helium
turbines in the sky, even mini turbines that can be placed anywhere... Now
here's a question, is there a wind turbine that hangs off of a high area,
and has weight and spins too? It'd be a upside down vertical wind turbine
in a sense, with the slack of the cable holding it down like a chandler.
johni Dough: I am looking to do something like this, can you tell me what sort of
alternator you purchased to use on this?
ToobCenter: Yup! Here's something I've always wondered... Next time you're driving down
the road, take notice of how many telephone/power line poles and cell phone
towers you pass along the way. Now imagine every one of those poles with a
small inexpensive VAWT like this one sitting atop them (and atop that a
small 2'x2' solar panel). All of those units working in unison would add up
to quite a lot of power -- all of them feeding the grid. (Nice VAWT
TheStavros1001: How much power does it produce?
doug daniels: very cool,,,LATER FROM THE WEST COAST...
Petros Goltsis: It looks really neat! As you mentioned the cost of production vs. energy
return is essential. So that leads me to the question, how much would you
estimate that it would cost so manufacture one of these? rougly speaking....
ATop DirTk: I Really Like The Video From Your Homemade Vertical Wind Turbine mounted
behind my wall and isn't visible from the street.
Charles DuMond: Great video. I work for a charity in Africa that is trying to get off the
grid. It's an orphanage, and I am looking into wind power for electricity
and water pumps. Thanks for the information - very helpful!
DreidMusicalX: Now how do you get this to power something or you're home? I can never find
full plans to what I need to use for power to my 5th wheel.
Charles DuMond: Great video. Have you ever tried hooking up a water pump?
DrASADFAROOQUI: Nice piece of work . I live in a country where power shortage is a national
issue . loadshedding of 6-16 hours a day in summer is a norm . Interested
to make wind power for my home use . power required is about 10KW. I live
near a beach maybe good for windmills. Kindly provide me with your DIY-wind
turbine details .
Mike D: what is the P.M.A.alternator you used for this project ? I was going to put
a 14 magnet alternator but the drag can be strong so I was told that a 7
magnet alternator would be better.
jeffsandychelsea: You're right. I did come off as extremely arrogant and rude. I do apologize
for that, Mike.
stephenkurti: The outer fixed vanes do they have any other function apart from being part
of the frame structure, like reducing wind turbulance before it hits the
Joshua Matheny: very nice work, it is a clean design.
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Cik: @imikewillrockyou looking forward :D
babyoftheuniverse: That's amazing. I really enjoyed this video. Do you sell your ideas and
layouts? This looks very expensive with a high budget. Let me know if you
sell layouts, thanks!
MagalhaesOtacilio: Tks dear friend, Congratulations for your idea looks very nice!
imikewillrockyou: @platinum243125 Generally HAWTs are slightly more efficient than VWATs if
you measure by surface area covered. But that is moot. The numbers you want
to see is the cost of production vs. energy return. I believe that large
VWATs can be built on a commercial scale using common construction
materials, unlike large HAWT turbines which are very expensive. In other
words an large VWAT design could built, on site, by construction workers
using common materials for fraction of the cost per watt..
GlobalTubeTruth: Wow!! I'm very surprised, to say the very least. Not that it should be such
a big deal to apologize when you're wrong, or come off rude. It's just that
so few people ever do it, or even acknowledge, or admit it on any level,
much less put it into writing. That is respectable, and I applaud your
honesty. The apology is Mike's to accept, but I think you took a step in
the right direction. I was very surprised to read his comment, which he so
unselfishly was willing to share his idea with everyone.
Dong Dong Wee: where did u get the alternator?
Stiainín Beglan: This is amazing. Giving me so many ideas. Question though: could a vehicle
alternator be used in something like this, or would one have to find or
make some other kind of generator?
eetrapnoel: So what are some thoughts on replacing the blades shown with more defined
airfoils like NACA if keeping the same construction dimensions? (number of
blades, cord size, etc.)
Sidney Boudro: I look at these and wonder if the stators could be made to vary and close
when the wind gets dangerously high? Would that be an advantage or a
detriment ( would it be to complex ). We have hurricanes down here.
juan davis: Build Your Own Wind Turbine Over 1 Hour of "Step-By-Step Videos" showing
you the exact process ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM
Luc gitarist: very nice handcrafted savonius windmill...it turns nice too.... I made one
myself less sofisticated...thx for sharing...
dra6o0n: Basically in shape of a ball, with cut holes to match a spiral shape, to
let wind pass through it. The only issue is that without sufficient weight,
the wind could swing the ball around, and if it's metal, expect it to
become a wrecking ball lol. Another idea that pops up is a pendulum based
spinning wind turbine. A pendulum may swing back and forth from the earth's
own gravitational fields, IF you have a extremely long line. And at the
same time it can spin at the contact point of the ball.
kamilino1: good!!!!very good!!!
Stiainín Beglan: I agree. I have never understood why they need to build whole farms using
horizontal turbines. It makes no sense. Even in Science class when I was
taught that wind power isn't wholly a viable solution because lots of
places don't get enough wind to turn these horizontal turbines. I though,
"Oh, come on. There has to be a way around that. Nowhere is completely void
of wind." Put these and solar on pre-existing poles, like you said, and
viola: The world's energy crisis suddenly meets its match.
imikewillrockyou: @wtf0804 It's a permanent magnet alternator or PMA. It's basically a
regular car alternator rebuilt with permanent magnets. That's likely the
best for this set-up. However, you can get regular DC motors that will work
also, I got one on ebay for $20.
Olalekan Salami: .... I guess the stators are meant to redirect the wind ... right ?
Shawn Streit: How much energy did this actually produce for you? Would this be safe for
high winds, like in Kansas?
alghamdi2007: Seems not expensive to make, brilliant idea Keep it up Best wishes
robviolin1: nice video, but you did not say anything about the electrical output?
imikewillrockyou: I did release this to the public under a creative commons license the same
as Linux. I don't even care if you make money from it, you simply cannot
stop others from using it, improving upon it, or in any manner impede the
use of this technology or it's derivatives. Other than that please feel
free to use, share, improve and expand the use of this design. If you make
money in the process of sharing this technology I'm all for you.
george agathangelou: great design amazing very unique i think you put a lot of making and money
into this i suggest you might want to put in a brake system so big winds
dont destroy it but amazing still