News & Articles on Small & Household Size Wind Turbines

Small wind turbines encompass a broad range of wind turbines from micro turbines, to mini turbines, to household-size turbines. Wind turbines in these size classes may have power ratings from a few watts to dozens of kW. Internationally, this category includes wind turbines up to 15 meters (49 feet) in diameter. Wind turbines of this size may have power ratings from 50 to 100 kW.

While ducted or shrouded wind turbines and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can be of any size, they are listed here because they are outside the mainstream of the commercial wind industry.

Lowering the BWC 850 with a Griphoist

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Paul Gipe

My thanks to everyone on the awea-wind-home list for your help raising the BWC 850. Sunday 21 June, Nancy and I lowered the turbine with the griphoist. (Because we will be traveling for the next five months I didn’t want the turbine to run unattended and thought it best to lower the turbine and store it in a safe place.)

Wind Power Workshop by Hugh Piggott

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Finally, something to supplant Michael Hackleman’s aging classic Wind and Windspinners.

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Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch by David Romtvedt–A Review

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Romtvedt struck a chord with me and I found myself reading this fine book through in one sitting.

Wind Chargers: Building Tools from the Nation’s Past by Paul Gipe and Carl Judy, 1983

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Paul Gipe

Yes, it’s a very old article that just resurfaced at Mother Earth News.