Faroun’s Evolving Turbine Designs

Energy & Sustainability

Interesting Instructables and comments for the vertical-axis wind turbines that one Faroun is developing. Here’s his latest progress, based on 4″ PVC pipe for the blades:

Check out 4 more turbine designs by the same user here. Things get a bit wobbly at the end, but much healthy progress with an admirably low cost setup!

4 thoughts on “Faroun’s Evolving Turbine Designs

  1. nateo says:

    Could the wobbliness be corrected by laying it side and supported equally on both ends? Would being on its side effect the spin?

  2. ap1.myopenid.com says:

    I wish this guy would measure some form of output for his models.

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