As fossil fuels become more expensive and as we become more aware of their harmful effects on the environment, alternative forms of energy increase in interest. This wind generator is a mini-research unit on wind power and windmill design. The unit comes with a lab manual with nine detailed experiments using the generator.
• Speed/voltage relationships • Blade number and arrangement • Maximum rpms and voltage • Driveshaft ratios • Wind speed effects
Experiments can be done indoors with fans or outdoors with natural winds. The generator has a weighted base, a structural aluminum tower, a wind-seeking tail assembly, removable fan blades and convenient binding posts for electrical measurements.