Just started my next project designing and building a new 10 foot low speed, high torque wind turbine today, March 17th 2016, St. Patty’s day. This unit will be almost like the one that I have here on site, but will be set a little higher off the ground than mine. I had the blades made over a year ago, but am just now able to start working on the project. Did not have the rest of the assembly either until less than a month ago. The weather was not exactly good for building outside until just lately either. So lots of things are lining up so I can complete the project over the next few weeks. This is a customer order one and will run an assembly that they purchase or that I may be building for them in the near future. I am going to build at least one for mine and another one to sell will be built at the same time. I am going to use some rare earth magnets. I think I will be using 9 coils, 3 series of 3 coils and wire it in a 3 phase configuration. The more coils that I have in series, the lower speed that I can use to get my required voltages on the phases. The coils will be placed in 3 sets of 3 at 120 degrees offsets to get the proper 3 phase outputs. More magnets will be required but I can use a much slower RPM drive for the turbine
Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.