The mission is to develop a Powerful High
Torque, Low Cost/Low Maintenance Reliable turbine that operates at Lower Heights
and Lower Wind Speed conditions. Some ways of lowering the cost and increase
reliability is to use a proven reliable design as well as many off-the-shelf
items plus adapt reliable, heavy duty items from other industries such as
automotive and industrial applications. The latest design is not the one shown
below, the one below is actually the second design. We are working on the new
3rd design but the ad revenue has not been enough to do the job very quickly.
Although the vertical axis machine below has great potential and is a very good
design, it doesn't fit our requirements. Our goal is to reduce the cost of the wind power system for faster payback, fast pay back is what is needed, who wants 10
to 20 years on payback. Low cost machine, lower setup cost and lower maintenance cost is our goal.
can help by posting the ad picture below to other sites, blogs & forums with
a link to www.pinnaclewindpower.com
would be greatly appreciated.
We are getting close on the latest design, once all is in place we will show the latest wind turbine.
The Design shown below is not being developed at this time, new latest design pending.
The Pinnacle Wind Power Turbine prototype is a variation on a simple
vertical shaft Savonius design (like a wind speed indicator) using 30 gallon plastic drums cut in half. This turbine
assembly sits on the end of an automotive type alternator, right where the
pulley would go. The end housing of the alternator has been strengthened to
take the extra load. The 5 scoop turbine assembly weighs about 65 lb which
should not be to much side load for the alternator bearings. The main
innovative modifications to improve this design are not shown. Much more
needs to be done to complete the turbine area. See a small clip below.
You can see a better picture of the alternator here. This is an area
that additional improvements will be implemented. We have experience in alternator function and design. We will be using a special
alternator designed by Randy that will produce considerably more power at
very low rpm's. Another benefit of this design is that the head with the
alternator does not rotate like horizontal axis turbines. The power wires
from the alternator can be run directly down the center of the pole without
the need to rotate when wind direction changes.