How to make a generator for a wind turbine
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I wanted to build a power generator for my windmill. The windmill has a rotor with an impressive 3,72 meters diameter.
I placed 16 magnets on each of two round steel plates. The magnets were placed on the outer edge with the poles alternately positioned (north-south-north). The direction of the magnets on the first plate should mirror exactly the placement of the magnets on the other plate so that the magnets attract to each other.
Tommi completed this project as part of his diploma thesis in electrical engineering. His thesis studied the possibilities and wind conditions required for the use of wind-powered generators in Finland. The generator should have minimal investment costs (maximum 1000 Euro). The current prototype delivers enough energy to power a hunting cabin in Kortemäki, Vieremä in Finland.