Get started with solar and wind energy in one easy do-it-yourself kit. Perfect for beginners wanting to get their "feet wet" with wind and solar power. Includes 20 Watt solar panel, our 50 Watt Do-it-Yourself Mini Wind Turbine Kit, and everything else you need to build your system. Comes with easy to follow instructions.
Wind turbine details:
We have these great windmill kits made for us here in the USA. Very simple to put together - you can be generating wind power in an hour or 2!
Constructed from simple materials like sheet plastic and PVC pipe, these small wind turbines are perfect for someone who wants to experiment with wind energy or for a small cabin system.
Comes complete with 20 feet of wire, ring terminals to go to your 12V battery and everything else you need to build your turbine. Starts charging at a very low wind speed, 3-4 mph. Blocking diode is installed and no charge controller is required.
Output max. 2.25 amps @ max. 22V. Typical output is less than 1 amp.
Optimum wind speed: 15 mph
Max. wind speed: 20 mph
Blades are 22", 44" turbine diameter
Unit designed to sit on 1" electrical EMT pipe (available at hardware and home improvement stores) for your pole (not included).
Does not include battery, we recommend a min. of 32 amp-hr AGM battery.
Complete instructions included.
We installed one here at the shop and it starting charging our 12V battery as soon as we connected it. We connected the 1 amp meter (below) and everytime the wind blows we see the needle move!
Solar DIY Kit details:
Our 20 Watt solar power kit for do-it-yourselfers. Includes all the parts to build your own system to solar power lights, radios, laptop computer, fan, small tv and lots more. Includes an inverter to power AC devices.
We've made it very easy to put together with complete instructions.
What could you power?
If the 20 watt solar panel received 5 hours per day of full sun, then you would have:
1.2 amps (20W panel) X 5 hrs sun = 6 amp-hours/day
6 X 12V = 72 watt-hours per day.
If you were using a 15 watt 12V compact fluorescent bulb then you could light the bulb for 4+ hours with the energy you produced that day.
But you have a battery! Since the battery holds 32 amp-hours or over 350 watt-hours of energy, you could light the light for 12+ hours before you need a charge, but it's better to charge it sooner.
This hybrid wind and solar DIY kit is great for a classroom, camp or scout project.
Posted by bjcreasy, fayatteville on 1st Sep 2011
got this systemon my little hunting cabin in arkansas and very ahppy with it. we have lights a little tv and a radio. works great. the wind gen was better than i thought, mounted it on the roof and it spins away and charges the batts. like it a lot