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Old 05-18-11, 08:38 PM   #11
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I think you need to have 5 or 10 posts in here before you can post links, I had the same problem.

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Old 05-19-11, 12:25 AM   #12
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Sorry about the spammer block. It is a necessary evil for forums to keep auto bots from trashing the place.

I'm thinking a 800 watt windmill and a resistor dump load. To help heat a 12' x 12' bedroom.

A little off topic. I also thought about adding a couple batteries and charge controller, to use a 12 volt DC electric blanket. Like this 12 Volt Heater : 12 Volt Blanket : Electric Heaters : Electric Blankets at RoadTrucker.com
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Old 05-21-11, 11:34 AM   #13
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Anything you can do to moderate the wind power problem is commendable. The wind seems to blow when you least need the power
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This is really a great idea that you are thinking about. I like your concept.
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Old 08-30-11, 10:56 AM   #15
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I saw a web page where someone off grid was using a PV array tied to an inverter to power a mini-split air source heat pump. Under favorable conditions, the mini-split can give you three time as much heat per watt as you would get from resistance heat.

I suppose the problem here is the irregular nature of wind energy.

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Old 08-30-11, 12:54 PM   #16
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I do not know if any one has looked in to stirling engines but I know that if you turn one instead of adding heat to one side it will heat one side and cool the other. If one was built and the shaft was connected to the wind mill it could directly generate heat.
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I do not know if any one has looked in to stirling engines but I know that if you turn one instead of adding heat to one side it will heat one side and cool the other. If one was built and the shaft was connected to the wind mill it could directly generate heat.
Yes, then your heat pump is up on top of a tower, good for the side of it that you want to dump the cold/heat from but bad for transferring the heat to another location and with wind you always get more power with more tower and 50 feet of tower is the minim you should have unless you like expensive gadgets close to where you can see them and in turn complain about how they don't work and now your heat transfer fluid has to have a swivel for both the return and supply lines... show me a design for that, that is insulated from each other.
An electric heat pump is going to be the way to go.

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