A few days of hard work
saw the Habitat21 turbine erected on a sturdy structure; the 'guyropes' are
stainless steel cables. At the base of the picture you can just
see part of the roof of our "sustainable office".
The turbine is running
smoothly here in south Leicestershire; a brisk wind sets the rotor spinning silently.
There's a bit of strobing on the picture; the rotor shape isn't
quite like this!
No figures on efficiency yet; this will be quite tricky to
More details and photographs shortly.
Closer up ....
Tail fin ...
Junction box, showing wind and solar inputs
Large resistor for dumping excess energy when battery is fully charged.
Output meter showing voltage and current in
charging circuit. Figures to be treated with caution;
this is not the output of the UPS.
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