Wind Extravaganza: Another Easy DIY Turbine

DIY Turbine Plans with no laser cut parts from's DIY windmill

When I check out the stats on this blog, DIY wind plans consistently top the most-viewed posts list. Obviously, there are a lot of people out there wanting to get in on wind power without shelling out thousands for a commercial kit. It certainly fits with the “I built it in my basement” ethos so popular here in America, and, I’m sure, abroad as well.

So, for all you backyard alternative energy warriors, here’s another plan for you to tackle, designed to be easy to construct with found and easy-to-obtain parts. Of course, you’ll have to find the motor listed (or know how to mod the design for your particular supplies) and it will still take a bit of metal cutting, but at least you won’t be struggling to find a laser cutter to build your own parts. Nice pictures of each stage should make construction easier, too.  Happy building!

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    solreka said,

    Great post, DIY wind plans are certainly the way to go.

    Self-sustainability is becomming more viable by the day, wind farms, solar cooking, solar panels, the list increases as we are driven out of using expensive oil based products

    Brighter Energy Solutions

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    It’s always a good ides to look at many methods of turbine and alternator construction. I have a series of articles that may help to clarify some of the general questions as well as a forum specifically for the problems and solutions that a project like this creates. Some of the concepts are explained, probably not well enough but it should get most started.
    Happy harvesting.

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