My wind generator

Wind Generator This is my wind generator. It is mounted on a single steel pole that is held up by guy wires. One of the guy wires is attached to a gin pole (a pole from the end of the guy wire to the foot of the vertical pole). The gin pole can be used to lower and raise the generator for repairs.

The generator and tail are mounted on a spring loaded horizontal axis. This allows the blades to feather by tipping over in strong winds. I was away on the day that the wind generator was installed and when I got home in the evening it was dark and there was a strong wind. I was very puzzled by a rythmic wooshing sound, not unpleasant, but alarming when I did not know what it was. In lighter winds it makes no noise and when it is very windy it cannot be heard inside the house.

Last updated: 19 September 2007 at 7:03am. Comments? Email: Dr Michael Baker. Based on Design by Colombia Hosting