Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I am interested in heading in the same direction with wind power. I have been doing a bit of surfing. A savois? windmill might make a good first project. Cheap, and perhaps relatively easy to build, but rather limited in max power output.

The best spots for easily accessible wind power in Ontario are maybe a third of a km from my house. "Unfortunately" I am in a microclimet that reflects temperatures 150 km to the south. IE. sheltered valley (and lake effect.) That said, it appears that we get some wind, especially in the winter.

Unfortunately, I am in a very different place in my knowledge on wind power construction than you. I need to find the information necessary to begin close to the beginning. Most of what is out there assumes more knowledge than I have.

Buying ready made is just too expensive. On our budget we can't afford a 30K indulgence for a fancy commercial wind mill.

I would also be interested in some "consultancy" - ie: try this book or this web site. It might be a bit before we get our garden in and everything, but it is a project that is definitely on my list.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 08:06:32 AM EST
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