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3D Printing of a Nano Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Fund 3D printing of a nano wind turbine for use in remote rural drinking water, irrigation, heating & lighting projects.

3D Printing of a Nano Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Fund 3D printing of a nano wind turbine for use in remote rural drinking water, irrigation, heating & lighting projects.

pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 14 2011 8:11 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 14, 2011
 

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    Login from your favourite browser and watch the evaluation wind turbine unit produce electricity in turbulent wind, this will be time delayed streaming video segments with time synchronized wind data (speed) together with performance graphs so you can see for yourself how well we are doing and also send us your comments. 1 login id to the Harvistor Wind Turbine Service Management Portal to view one evaluation system by video and logging data.

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    One email account which allows you to send the inventor emails about how we are doing with three day response. Also includes the login rights of the above $1 reward and a download access to the artwork for "Harvi" the Turbine Head Logo with rights to use anywhere(T shirt, cap, buttons, your website, etc..)

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    All of the above rewards plus:
    Browser access into the Harvistor Service Portal Management System for all Harvistor evaluation units which is based on ZenOss for SNMP (gets only) and Syslog Data(viewing only)
    Chat access to the inventor

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    Complete 3D printer plans for mechanical parts production only of the Harvistor Model 912 WindSilo vertical axis wind turbine for use with CATIA export file compatible CAD/CAM systems so you can use your own 3D printer set up to print your own Model 912. Includes email and portal login account and Harvi logo use. We also send you some handy plans for creating your own mechanical cam powered water bubbler, or water pump. Finally the inventor will support by skype chat on best efforts basis through the service portal ticket system to help you realize your very own wind powered mechanically driven project.

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    Complete parts kit for a Model 912 300W DC output Harvistor WindSilo vertical axis wind turbine which has been printed on an industrial 3D printer. Parts are ready to be painted and assembled. Includes all turbine parts and one -48V DC 300 Watt generator with simple drive wheel for evaluation purposes only (you need to supply heat sink, we supply the wiring and diagram only, no converters, inverters or chargers are supplied, but we do recommend a few). Also includes direct skype access to inventor with help on assembly, setup, siting, hook up to your power use choice, help with inverter,converter or charger configuration as well as battery set up and grid connect setup, and also suggestions for pole or structured tower mount. Includes all of the above rewards as well. All support is advice only and no warranty is implied or given as these evaluation units are for personal use and evalution to help us improve the design, so these evaluation units while production quality are not for re-sale and the donation does not grant a license to reproduce the unit provided.

    If you are outside the US or Canada, please add $200.00 US to your donation so we can ship you your unit for testing. We reserve the right to limit evaluation production numbers and will refund donations for a parts kit which we cannot supply in a reasonable time frame, namely by the end of 2011 worst case.

    The turbine is 1.4meters tall and 90 cm in diameter and designed to slide mount over an existing tube pole of 50mm in diameter.4 guy wire support is recommended on a a 5 meter tilt pole roof top mount, or a 15 meter field tilt mount pole (Use a G/N pole to tilt).

    Testing involves evaluation units with different blade widths and pitch control settings, so there will be different blade width turbines matched to different wind sites.

    inverters and converters are extra cost at the donor evaluator's expense, of course we will help you with that depending on your power needs.

    The testing will involve data collection included with the system and post collection analysis and reporting to figure out which configuration combination performs best given different low mount wind site characteristics.

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    Complete parts kits for the Model 1219 -48V DC 1KW generator with simple drive wheel installed in the Harvistor WindSilo vertical axis wind turbine complete with wireless access and your own browser accessed web portlet to manage and monitor the WindSilo remotely from any device that supports a browser with an Internet connection. 1 account to the Harvistor Wind Turbine Management Portal. Participation in the remote monitoring and control testing environment which is driven directly by turbine mounted anemometer and wind vane direction data to dynamically control the generator flux field which influences and optimizes the pitch control. The production of these evaluation units is after the Model 912 in the last half of 2011.

    The turbine is approximately 2.2 meters tall and is 1.2 meters in diameter and designed to slide over a pole of 60mm in diameter. 4 guy wire support is recommended on a a 5 meter tilt pole roof top mount, or a 15 meter field tilt mount pole (Use a G/N pole to tilt)

    Testing involves evaluation units with different blade widths and pitch control settings as well as flux control settings and frequencies, so there will be different blade width turbines matched to different wind sites.

    inverters and converters are extra cost at the donor evaluator's expense, of course we will help you with that depending on your power needs.

    The testing will involve data collection included with the system and post collection analysis and reporting to figure out which configuration combination performs best given different low mount wind site characteristics.

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