VAWT ~ No Cost ~ Less Than 2 Hours To Build

Barrel VAWT (Vertical Axis Wind Turbine) with room to stack a second barrel tall.

I am thinking that I will add the alternator to the top. I will more than likely need to add a bearing so the belt tension doesn't create too much friction between the wood and the pipe. I will probably make it a free standing unit before I mount the alternator.

As I also heard around youtube, this design seems to take a little more wind to get it going but seems to have tons of power once it is spinning. I could not even stop it with one hand on the pole at one point and the wind wasn't really all that strong. says the wind today is 18mph
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