rien zilvold upscaled 1800 12 volt windturbine

Hi Hugh,
My upscaled 1800 12 volt windturbine is up and works fine
I used   Upscaled   1800-2150 m’n blades.
Tsr 6. 2 discs with magnets.
THE stator has 1.5mm coils with 120 turns.
The stator reaches 12 volt at 190 rpm.
I did open the airgap by 1 mm,so the 12 volt point wil be closer to 200 rpm.
It is not perfect yet because the tail is too light and i want to optimize the win turbine for 10-15mph winds also the stator is thicker then i wanted which makes the breakswitch less effective.

I am really  pleased with it especialy because I made it myself. I can now live off grid for much longer than with solar as the only energy source.

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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2 Responses to rien zilvold upscaled 1800 12 volt windturbine

  1. Prudence says:

    I’m in New York, trying to locate Rien Zilvold in connection with a photograph he published once in Metropolis, 1994. Could someone possibly send me his e-mail? Many thanks! And please feel free to send him my e-mail if appropriate.


  2. David says:

    Hi rien

    Glad to hear you are up and running.

    That pole was heavy so glad you are making use of it after making us lugg it all over there.

    Keep it turning and catch up soon

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