Here's what the author learned after installing a small wind power system to provide power for his hydroponics and aquaculture project.
Jim DeKorne's solar-heated hydroponic greenhouse/aquaculture project is powered by this small wind power system. The total system is now complete and Jim is testing its performance as a food-growing unit in the chilly New Mexico winter.
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DeKorne uses the small wind generator to power a pump that circulates water in the fish tank he uses for his home aquaculture project.
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The Wincharger in action, aloft on its 25-foot angle-iron tower. Further testing is needed to show whether this small wind turbine is adequate for DeKorne's needs.