Cloud - Wind Generator Installation
This is our wind generator installation.
It is a Hornet. It similar to an automotive type alternator, but the internal
components are modified for the slow turning application. It starts turing
in about 8 knots of wind. You don't hear and blade noise until you hit
about 15 knots, and even then it's hardly noticable, just a slight whisper.
The output is a bit depressing, but it always was meant to be supplimental
power anyway. Our main source has always been the flexible solar panels.
The back side
shows the brackets that I made. They are bolted throught the mast. The
6 gauge wire runs down the mast via a enclosed plastic track that I picked
up at home depot. They don't last forever, but I have seen this type of
track last about 10 years on another boat, which I don't think is too bad,
since it's only held on with double sided tape.age 6
Free counters provided by Andale.