A Low-Cost Homemade Wind Turbine

C.L. Swett shares the history of his homemade wind turbine and the benefits of using such a device.



Homemade wind turbine
Some people did express interest in using a wind turbine for irrigation or power generation but eventually they'd ask, "What do you do when the wind doesn't blow?" and I'd answer truthfully, "The machine doesn't work, of course."
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
Homemade wind turbine close-up
The completed windplant has been in continuous service since its installation in 1958 and has had its bearings greased twice during the 16-year period.
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