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