Hopfully we can get the word out among permies and nip the scourge of wind power in the bud before more of this destruction continues.Permies against wind power!!
Six hundred million people in the Western world are enjoying a life increasingly dominated by technology that we don't understand. In particular, we don't understand how it is made. What I see in America is a reluctance to admit that the green road starts in the black earth. We have to mine and refine the minerals and metals into forms which can then be fabricated into forms which can then be made into parts which can then be assembled into the technology devices we use to conserve energy. Everything starts at the mine or at the oil or gas well.
In the West, electronic devices using electricity produced by a huge network of generating devices control our transportation, communication, and our environment. We've got a grid that we talk about as if we understand it, but it's an extremely complicated system. We ignore the fact that we produce and distribute oil and its by-products, metals and their compounds and alloys. Nobody pays attention to that. All we do is say we've got to stop doing this and stop doing that. We have to start educating everyone as to how a metal becomes a radio or how a metal becomes a battery, how a battery propels a car.
Don't worry - be happy! Use scrap!
You can build your own Savonius "Vertical Axis Wind Turbine".
First read here:
See for videos here:
http://uk.truveo.com/tag/Savonius and you get the idea
This is an important video:
NEODYMIUM MAGNET LEVITATION Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Even a nine year old can make one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPq2mNdJtJE [the quality of the video is really bad]
You get very powerful magnets from old hard-discs.
Use half an hour to look at different videos and you will understand most of the tech. It is not so much to understand, but to optimize everything is naturally a challange.
Interesting experiments. Do you know if the magnets have a limited lifetime or do they last forever?
paul wheaton wrote:How do you know you have a "venturi effect" spot?
Does the noise come from wind on the blades, or is it the motor? Would insulation help?
Devin Lavign wrote:You could use 2 liter bottle vertical turbines like this
Building the "tree" structure could be done with scrap metal.