Vertical Axis Wind Turbine - New Forest R&D

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (New Forest Homes) trial, open air.
Brimmind Hill, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016.
We're proud to present the latest prototype of our Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. This promises to be the most efficient turbine ever developed with a vertical axis. We've made a major breakthrough in aerodynamics; our turbine is as efficient as any conventional horizontal axis wind turbine, something the experts said could never be done!

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  • crazyguy

    Peter is correct in what he says about his Cycloturbine. They are great fun to build and work very well. I have found that besides easy starting it has counterweighted blades that act like pendulums to restore the pitching force and actually kick the blades around by te swinging weights. But it does need to be modified so that the blades stop pitching at a certain rpm and get locked to a zero angle. The problem arises when the turbine is in gusty winds and the blades get blown and they stall. I have witnessed such action. Otherwise it is a great invention.

  • Peter Sharp

    Gentlemen, I admire your work. You do not mention what aerodynamic advance you have made that you believe will make your VAWT the most efficient. You might wish to learn about the Sharp Cycloturbine which, when combined with tipping and paired counter-rotation, should be the most efficient. You may contact me at sharpencil@sbcglobal.net. Thanks.