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I am knew to this site...I have been building my own wind turbines since 1985. I have many motor/generators that have spun  both big(20hp=16KW) and small(50watters). I have some real good blade designs and easy one-man-installation designs(how easy it can be), Tip speeds ratios  7 to 9 and upto 16' dia(not recommended). I would like to swap ideas with some one that has a DYI inverter design that could be grid tied. I will be putting 3 more WECSs up this year and would like to get serious on the inverter design.  I have several PLCs(AB503s and PV550s) helping to run the show. I am not new to PCB design and board building. I have a neat battery arrangement that extracts energy from the whole power curve of the velocity cubed equation,(Trapazoidel Rule). Hence, it is all on paper but it makes theoretical sense and parts of it have been tested out. Much of my know how is the from a 79yr old nieghbor who has been off the grid forever, he lives in his labratory and has spurred many ideas which he will never get to. 


Edited by powerequalskv3 - 5/6/2009 at 03:48 pm GMT
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For real nuts'n'bolts techies into making stuff like this you could try this forum:

 

www.fieldlines.com/

 

There you'll find hard core "mad inventors" and all sorts.  I'm not sure why you'd make your own inverters though as they are really coming down in price nowadays.  They're tricky things to design yourself as the transformers are usually custom made and to connect to the grid you need to have the design certified by the utility regulatory authorities so that they can be sure you won't connect something to the grid that may cause problems for other users near by or worse still cause workers on the grid to get electrocuted from your supply connected to their wires.

 

 

 

 

 

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I went to www.greenpowertalk.com also cool forum

 

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