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DIY wind turbine? [closed]

I have just acquired a small treadmill dc motor and I have an old car battery. ` I'm looking to set up a small wind turbine or hydro turbine to charge the battery, but I'm getting stuck on the ...
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Is Having Multiple Charge Controllers on a single 48V System/Battery Bank a “Bad Idea”?

I have a 48-volt renewable energy power system in my house that is presently off-grid. It has: - a 6kVA inverter/charger that can connect to a generator or the grid (charge controller #1) - a 2kVA ...
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Russian motor from washing machine with 4 wires coming out. How to use for windmill generator?

I've just pulled apart an old russian washing machine to extract a couple of motors to use as in windmill generators I'm making. I don't know much about motors, so I'm kinda new to this but want to ...
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How many blades should a decorative windmill have? [closed]

I have decided that my next yard project is going to be a decorative windmill. I am NOT going to pump water or generate electricity with the windmill, I just want it to turn in the wind and look nice....
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What Good and Affordable Alternative Power Source Would You Recommend?

I am woking on a startup (read: using my computer always). 80% of the time, I generate my own electricity with a petrol/gas generator. On new years day, the Nigerian government increased the price of ...
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Can I retrofit a wind-power system for my home?

I live in a VERY windy place. My neighborhood is a new development of your typical suburban single family homes. There isn't really room for a full windmill, nor would it look very well. But there has ...