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Author Topic: VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY  (Read 11115 times)

Offline JesterTerrestrial

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VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY
« on: July 08, 2007, 09:10:56 PM »
I have designed and manufactured a Vertical Access Wind Turbine.

I now have a working prototype and am getting ready for the next stage of the project, the generator and gearbox systems.  I plan to manufacture as much of the parts for the whole turbine and generator system in-house at our own fabrication shop.

This project is not trying to break the laws of thermal dynamics or be over is designed to take power from the wind and convert it to energy...electric and mechanical.  The wind blades and tower design are scaleable in height.  Im new to this whole making electricity from the wind but it sure has been fun building this latest prototype. 

Power For The People
« Last Edit: January 05, 2008, 10:41:49 PM by JesterTerrestrial »

Offline buzneg

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Re: VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 08:05:44 AM »
Interesting, any estimants on the cost per kW hour? And the generator capacity of that model. (because bigger turbines are more efficient cost wise, so I can compair this with those)

and check your PM's please

Offline JesterTerrestrial

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Re: VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 10:42:32 PM »

Who wants it?  Need some help here people.

Offline fleebell

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Re: VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 07:30:15 PM »
You are losing quite a bit of your power with the vanes attached directly to the shaft like that.... You need a space like the regular savonius has so the wind will act on both vanes as it flows through.  That flow through offsets the drag from the idle vane...   Pretty though!

Offline Localjoe

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Re: VAWT - Project Code Name: BIG JIBBY
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 07:44:59 PM »
This is the same awful thing innovationstation was trying to sell .. hahahahaha good one IS and friends .. anything for a buck....

Take the golden spiral phi and make 4 segments of the curve on a disc with a hole in the center for the axel then you will have a true vawt thta will actually be worth something.