[GLLUG] Power from windmills for systems at home

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Aug 1 10:48:08 UTC 2013

Hi Alain,

On 08/01/2013 09:45 AM, Alain Williams wrote:
> There was an interesting article in New Scientist about a year ago
> that said that the power generated by a windmill was proportional to
> the square of the length of the vanes (ie the area swept). Thus small
> ones generate little power. Also urban ones only get turbulent air
> (too many buildings upset nice wind) which further reduces power
> generated.

In that case, what sort of an investment might be needed to run say a
couple of servers in the garage, from power generated off a windmill ?

lets ignore, for now, that this will not work for a 24/7 setup, but when
its working - what size ( and therefore investment ) might one need to
generate a couple of Amp's @ 230v - and how does one factor in wind


Karanbir Singh
+44-207-0999389 | http://www.karan.org/ | twitter.com/kbsingh
GnuPG Key : http://www.karan.org/publickey.asc

More information about the GLLUG mailing list