Interesting German site for building turbines

Markus in Switzerland told me about this interesting site.  Parts of it are in German (which I never learned to read, but can using Google translate).

http://www.nadaparasiempre.com/hobbies/wind-energy/

Daniel has made an interesting spreadsheet for designing axial alternators.  You can download it here. http://www.nadaparasiempre.com/hobbies/wind-energy/generator/index.html It allows you to design for a particular cut-in rpm accurately.  But take care, because it does not calculate the rpm and the tip speed ratio when the wind gets a bit stronger.  It is likely that your rpm will be too low and the turbine will stall, so the performance will not be s predicted in the spreadsheet.

German discussion forum here http://www.kleinwindanlagen.de/Forum/cf3/

About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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