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Talk:Directory:Jua Kali Micro Wind Turbines

Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 15, 2016 at 2:01 am.

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3 Kilowatts?

AllAfrica article says the 10 inch diameter systems produces up to 3 kilowatts (did the reporter hear right?).

10 inch windmill couldn't produce 3 kW


Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 2:47 PM

There is no way to get 3 KILOWATTS from a 10 inch diameter

windmill. Maybe in a hurricane. -) Perhaps they claim 3 kilowatt hours

in a day, if there is enough wind all day long.

I would have to look up the details on how much power is available from


but I'm sure there are websites

that can help you estimate the size of wind turbine needed to get

power depending on average wind speed.

Why are typical wind turbines a few FEET or a meter or more

diameter if 10 inches or 25 centimeters could produce 3 KW?

Maybe 10 inches referred to generator

NOTE: The original article mentions the weight of 15 to 25 kilograms

THEN someone inserted 33 to 55 pounds.

Then it states the diameter is "10 inches".

We need to see the ORIGINAL UNEDITED story with the original metric

units. Perhaps the "10 inch" diameter" refers to size of the

GENERATOR, not the wind turbine blades. Or there was a conversion

error from metric to english units.

To get useful power from a wind turbine requires more then 25 cm

or 0.25 meters for the blades, more like a meter diameter. (39.37 inches)