This is the type or similar to the type of wind turbine I have seen working up at my place. The beauty of them is they are always facing the direction of the wind. I want something to power the well pump later on when I move back up to my house.
They are somewhat less dangerous when they fail. Also you can build them out of composite materials with a few stainless fasteners.
I worked with my dad for about two years on a Solar Turbine Project for Cannon Wind Farm in Tehachapi. Those were pretty big.... you climbed up inside their tower to get to the top. the blades on those were fiberglas and Carbon fibers layed up to create a 30 MPH air foil. They statically lead the wind because they had tail vanes. They also were designed to feather when the wind got too fast. They were computer monitored but the only thing that was computer controlled was the breaks.
deb "who was a draftsman for that project"
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines appeal to me
I like the fact that they take so little real estate.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson