Friday, 16 January 2009

Wind turbine is in Bristol

The wind turbine is in Bristol, where Jo Read and fellow water pump experts will be testing how our wind turbine performs when connected to their water pump system.

There will be a chance to go and see it at some point in the next few weeks in the wind tunnel, get in touch if your interested!

7 comments:

adam said...

Is the turbine still in bristol?
I'd be keen to see it if it is.

adam_charters@hotmail.com
Ta

Trystan Lea said...

It is still at Bristol, We will be arranging to go over there soon. Il send you an email soon as that's arranged if you'd like to come along.

Kat Bockli said...

Check out this video of an Illinois Elementary school who installed a wind turbine.

http://community.foxjox.com/_windturbinewmv/video/596950/8052.html

Elvin said...

Any Update About your Project!
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Nikki said...

We should provide a guide of small wind turbines. This will help more people to use small wind turbines.
wind turbine

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what's the lowest watts 1200 1500 2000 etc. wind turbine can be used to power an electric well pump of say 1000 watts?

Trystan Lea said...

It depends on how long you would like the pump to run. Its easier to match wind turbines with loads if we talk in terms of kWh's, so on an good site in the uk with a wind speed of 6m/s average the 500W turbine will produce 2.5kWh a day. If you want to run a 1000W pump continuously it will use 24kWh a day and so very roughly 10-12x 500W turbines would be needed. Or better roughly one 5 -6kw wind turbine. Check out hockerton's wind turbine data to get an idea of generation output from an installed turbine: http://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/SEFS/ID.1369/SEFE/ViewItem.asp