DIY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Design (VAWT) from PVC Pipes

In this consumerism ruled times, the world needs to know ways to do stuff. When electricity generation is predicted to become more expensive (it’s like they predict an invasion of electric vehicles), people need to build their own power generating systems for their independence.

Faroun, a user from Instructables.com, has submitted a simple video showing how to build a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) in your backyard. He uses ordinary 8 PVC pipes, a couple of pipe aisles, two used wheels, a DC motor and a wire. The guy says he can get 100W with such an installation on a 35km/h wind.

In fact, an experimented DIYer doesn’t need all the explanations, he only requires the idea, the rest is simple and if you are a little bit skilled in working at home, you could do this system within a day or two. I want to implement this wind turbine on my parents’ summer kitchen (it has a flat roof), and if it works, maybe put some more to send power in the house and reduce their carbon footprint and electricity expenses.

Watch the video below:

Thanks to ecofriend.

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