Savonius wind turbine

July 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

This is one type of VAWT turbines. It was designed in 1922. by Sigurd Savonius.

Some facts:

  • Blades always face the wind;
  • Drag – type;
  • Doesnt need a push start.

Some images of Savonius vertical axis wind turbine. Made from barrels – It could be a great add against oil:


















On grid vawt wind turbine

July 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

Some basic elements of pure VAWT ongrid solution.

There are such a components needed for on grid solution:

  • VAWT Turbine generator
  • Blades
  • Tower
  • Fundament
  • Inverter
  • Controller
  • Cables

VAWT generator generates AC. It is converted to DC by controller. Inverter turn this DC to AC and moves energy to grid.


One of the first VAWT I saw on youtube

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Great design VAWT.

Nice domestic VAWT

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

I houpe soon we will see VAWT turbines more often in our neighboorhoods.

Types of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

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Each of them have advantages and disadvantiges.

Diameter and height could be the same, but sweep area wouldn’t be the same.

For example are for “H” vawt turbine is greater than “Phi” turbine.

Some gif’s of VAWT

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Savonius VAWT, HAWT, Giromil/Darrieus VAWT:











Benefits from VAWT

July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Main benefits from using vertical axis wind generator are:

  • They can catch wind from any direction
  • They are quiet
  • They starts at low wind speeds
  • Towers can be much lower
  • Low installation costs