How To: Build Your Own 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

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The latest project over at DIY site Instructables (the same place we found Microwave Mitten Warmers) is a 1000 watt wind turbine. Complete with pictures of the construction, from the magnet disks to coils and other necessary parts to a home-made wind turbine, it looks like a work in progress, so we're interested to see how it turns out. For anyone interested in the technical details, it's a permanent magnet alternator, generating three-phase AC, rectified to DC, and fed to a charge controller; if you can't decode the last sentence, beware that this project is for mechanically-inclined DIYers only. It's still fun to look at and track its progress, though, and is worth a look. ::Instructables via ::Digg