The Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Project project required a place to test the hub, motor and blades/scoops. Despite the lack of good wind at our home, (we are in a valley, surrounded by trees), it was easier to check. The plan was to create just a temporary mount on the roof top that would not put holes in the roof. Use a bunch of 4″ x 4″ posts from a dismantled children’s play set and hardware that was close at hand. After three trips to the roof, explaining my plan to the nosy neighbour, assembly, it was spinning on its own in a few hours.
See the next video for Part 3 of the VAWT construction and real world test.