That is the best DIY wind turbine, and probably the best off grid power system / basic electricity book out there. http://amzn.to/1VyC6L8 Steve Spence, KK4HFJkk4hfj
Get Homebrew Wind Power by Dan Bartman and Dan Fink. Very helpful book. Dan B is a great guy. I had a one on one class with him to build my axial flux, andpellets4fuel
the stronger the flux, the more power you can make. there's no cogging in an air core. magnets can't turn magnets, you have to have a power source, like wind,kk4hfj
This alternator uses rotating magnets and a fixed stator with handwound 3 phase coils. This design is applicable to wind, water, engine, even human and animal power.
Details can be found in January - August 2005 issues of Back Home Magazine, and in Hugh's PMG construction document. Additional info can also be found in ESSN Magazine. See the links section for details on the wind turbine we built using this design.
December 17th, 2007, Green-Trust and Woodhenge were showcased on The Science Channel's "Invention Nation" TV series, building their Axial Flux Wind Turbine (http://www.green-trust.org/2007/12/green-trust-and-woodhengeorg-on.html).
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