How to Make an Inexpensive Vertical Wind Turbine - Part 1

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Part 2 is now done and covers power generation:

Harness the wind for less than $100.

DIY vertical wind turbine of the Savonius style.

Notable is that this cost less than $100 in materials so far and that the largest part of this turbine is recycled materials (the PVC drums previously held Balsamic Vinegar from Italy).

Also, this turns well in a very light wind.

Axle: 3 inch PVC piping from Home Depot
Bearings: 5 inch lazy suzan from Lowes.

Part 2 will cover power generation and connection to the battery bank.
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