The Straw House Blog


The Wind Generator & High Winds

Some folks have asked how my wind generator deals with high winds. I took some pictures the other day with wind speeds around 35km/h.

Basically there is a angled pivot in the body of the generator. As wind speeds increase the blades are pivoted up at an angle, out of the wind. In the highest possible winds, I imagine, the blades would be parallel to the ground, horizontal rather than vertical.