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Forum: Wind Power 10-03-11, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Big Al
Thanks for input. I've got to go higher and have...

Thanks for input. I've got to go higher and have a plan which won't give me 70m but should give me 30m at which I would expect to see some improvement. My turbine was planned as part of a bigger...
Forum: Wind Power 08-26-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Big Als Update

Been a while since I posted progress on the "megawatt in a shoebox project". Well things are moving. You might remember that the vast quantities of power generated were part of a larger project to...
Forum: Wind Power 02-15-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Progress ??? Of a sort

Well, the plan for the several MW Vawt in a shoebox has hit a serious problem. I've now got 3 months of logged data and what it tells me is I have n't got enuff wind. About 1 m/s average. This I...
Forum: Wind Power 11-08-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Patrick , things are moving. I should now have...

Patrick , things are moving. I should now have 30+ days of windlogging data and will post details of this asap so we know what sort of wind regime I have. meanwhile I've been reading sites and booke...
Forum: Wind Power 10-03-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Patrick. Was aware of these windspires but many...

Patrick. Was aware of these windspires but many thanks for input. For some reason they and Mariah power have a bad reputation. One of the gurus Paul Gipe, wrote a very sarky article about them....
Forum: Wind Power 09-30-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Of course , Provided I've enough strength left...

Of course , Provided I've enough strength left from push-ups to write a cheque. I have some hope now that Flodesign have received $35M they will ,in the spirit of true ecorenovators , pass on the...
Forum: Wind Power 09-28-10, 02:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Nibs -I don't know if you've read the Daox post...

Nibs -I don't know if you've read the Daox post on the jet turbine windmill but from that article I see the germ of an idea to save me push-ups. That is if I can get a " series B funding of $25M " It...
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Nibs-I'm pretty ancient-- 5 push-ups might be...

Nibs-I'm pretty ancient-- 5 push-ups might be more appropriate. I don't think I can build a Vawt to be more efficient than a Hawt altho based purely on instinct I 'm not sure its impossible given the...
Forum: Wind Power 09-27-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Skyl4rk Have had a look at caleb's site. V....

Skyl4rk Have had a look at caleb's site. V. interesting as a potential problem for me is manufacture/procurement of suitable Vawt airfoils (aerofoils to me ).
coroplast looks interesting and...
Forum: Wind Power 09-26-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Skyl4rk-Thanks your input. I'm in UK where...

Skyl4rk-Thanks your input. I'm in UK where getting suitable airfoils difficult compared with US and OZ/NZ and even then most of what is available is Hawt directed rather than Vawt.Two points of which...
Forum: Wind Power 09-24-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Done a lot of reading since my last post...

Done a lot of reading since my last post (H.Piggott, and the back shed website-full of useful info.These antipodeans mean bizness !!-plus a lot of other websites).
In a maze of projects have at...
Forum: Wind Power 09-09-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Patrick , many thanks your response and ref to...

Patrick , many thanks your response and ref to Lenz. With all due respects to Lenz this looks to be a drag turbine and a "science fair project " 63 Watts indeed !! If I ever get round to it (too many...
Forum: Wind Power 09-08-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,913
Posted By Big Al
Hawts and Vawts

One or two points from one not greatly endowed with wind power knowledge. Bob McGovern's two posts on small wind power seemed full of good sense to me. I have n't been very impressed with much else...
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