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I am wondering where to find good info on wind power? I can find tons on solar but I have a hard time finding stuff about wind.
 
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Start with wind potential.  This is where I started ... and stopped.

https://windexchange.energy.gov/maps-data

Basically the critical issue is wind-potential - or how much consistent wind is there.  A few windy days doesn't cut it.  a 30m tower is likely the minimum, and even then you need to ensure that its local placement is "high" and not in a valley, obscured by trees, buildings, etc.

Unless you are in a spectactularly windy place PV solar seems to be a better economic option for small scale.
 
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There’s lots on the web about Hugh Piggotts work with wind energy. He has written books on the subject.
https://scoraigwind.co.uk/
Another website for wind is other-power
https://www.otherpower.com/
 
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Thanks Jeremy!

From Otherpower: "And always remember--solar works great, but it's boring compared to wind. "
 
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One of the staff members here shows you how to generate electricity with a washing machine motor:

http://velacreations.com/howto/chispito/

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