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Old 18-04-2010, 10:25   #1
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Vertical Wind Generator

I'm throwing around the idea of adding wind sometime in the future and really like the idea of the vertical units. Much smaller footprint and safer, due to not having giant blades. Also, since I'm a diver, less prone to damage from someone jumping off the back of the boat and taking a blade with their tank, etc. Looks like there's a bunch of companies making them for home and industrial use now. Does anyone know if someone is making small units that could be used on a boat?
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Ohhh! Now I see. So they're efficiency is so bad compared to the horizontal units, that in smaller sizes they're virtually useless. Well, guess I can just add more solar instead...if I really need it.
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