Friday, July 9, 2010

VAWT- The Beautiful Winds Of Change

This technology should be seen regularly in our towns and cities. I wanted to share my current surfing interest.  There is a duality to the VAWT aesthetics.  Pleasant to the eye, and sticking it to the electric companies!

VAWT is an acronym for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. These turbines run on low air amounts and can generate up to 5000 watts.

Source: turbine basics

In 2008, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 11,040 kWh, an average of 920 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. Tennessee had the highest annual consumption at 15,624 kWh and Maine the lowest at 6,252 kWh
Source:  US Energy Information Administration- Electricity FAQ

I am going to introduce my grandchildren to electronics by doing the following project. Maybe we can progress and eventually make our own VAWT.

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