how would I make a wind generator?
I would like plans to make a wind generator for my home to run a few lights during a storm.
Answer by Paul
You could make a very crude wind generator by putting a blade from box fan on a DC motor. You could use it to charge batteries and hook them up to a small inverter. Wouldn't be much power though.
If you hunt around on-line, you can find small 3 to 5 kW wind turbines commercially. Try Real Goods or Home Power magazine for some ideas.
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