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Kansas Wind Power
13569 214 Road, Holton,
10 AM to 4 PM Central Time,
Monday - Thursday
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Water Filters, Water Pumps, Composting Toilets, Grain
Mills, Books, Propane-Lights-Refrigerators-Ranges,
Heaters, Wood Stoves, & more.
We have been helping folks use alternative energy sources, save
energy, save money and be more self-reliant for over
Orders are placed by phone, fax or mail (no online).
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of most pages.
picture was taken 1/2 mile away from the Jacobs wind generator located at
Kansas Wind Power. Click on picture for
larger view. Tower is 75
feet high. The blade diameter is 13.5 feet. The very heavy, slow speed,
direct drive generator is rated: 32-40 volts DC, 60 amps. Unit weight is about
550 lbs. © 1978 Kansas Wind Power
Historical note: Kansas Wind Power assisted with
the installation of the first residential wind turbine connected to a utility
company near Lawrence in 1976. It was the third in the USA.
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Home Electric Systems
for on or off grid
Make your own home electricity with
alternative energy Wind Generators and Solar Electric Modules (also called
Photovoltaic or PV). The PV modules generate electricity when exposed to light,
have extremely long life, no moving parts and almost no maintenance. Installing
a home energy system is within the grasp of many people. You can start small and
add on as needed. Many homes in the USA and world wide are already using wind
and solar electricity. They are statements to reducing pollution, waste,
dependence on fossil fuels and increasing independence and self-reliance.
Make your home, cabin, farm, camper or RV better and be more
self-reliant. There is always a risk of natural disasters and conflicts. Be
prepared with sources of electricity, water, food, fuel, etc. A disruption in
commerce, no matter the cause, will catch many people dependent on others to
bail them out. Become more prepared so you will be in a position to help others
and not be a burden to your community.
Basic Engine Generator System
Some systems start out with just battery, inverter and
engine generator. The inverter quietly powers the house. An engine generator
is used periodically to recharge battery or power loads to large for
inverter. Solar modules or wind generator can be added to help charge
battery and reduce engine generator run time. A gasoline, propane or diesel
generator can also be used for backup power for on grid house.
A home alternate energy system might
AIR MaX™ wind turbine on tilt-up
Six 350 watt PV modules on a Pole Mount
Power boosting Solar Charge controller (MPPT)
Lithium Batteries or Lead Acid Deep Cycle Batteries
Inverter to convert battery power into AC
DC circuit breakers
DC loads such as water pump, lights, fans, refrigerator
This system could provide 1.3 kilowatt hours per day from wind in a 12 mph
average wind area. Solar could provide another 4-10 KWH/day depending on climate.
A small system of 1 or 2 PV Modules is commonly used for RVs, campers, water
pumping or as a starter system. An engine powered generator can be used as a
backup to power large loads and to help charge battery during low wind and solar
periods. Solar or Heat Pump water heaters are a great way to provide hot water.
Small systems can be 12 volts.
Medium or large systems are 24 or 48 volt. Larger diameter wire size is required
for lower voltage systems. Higher voltage systems will save on wire costs.
We encourage people to be more energy
efficient so their system can be smaller, cost less and reduce their cost of
living from now on.
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