r john wrote:
Markham Cornoit wrote:Have a wild idea of heating up water by using a windmill. I use to work with electronic's and heavy hydaulic's. At first I wanted to use a hydraulic pump, but a leak would spray the surroundings with hydraulic oil. Is it possible to build a compact hi power waterbrake? It has to be sturdy as well. I don't want to hang in the tower once a week.
I am concerned with the complicated drivetrain of wind generators and think a hydraulic drive would really simplify the wind turbine especially if used with a hydraulic accumulator. What I am struggling with is finding a slow speed hydraulic pump.