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Windmill with Special Magnets as an Alternative Energy Source

How to Build a Vertical Wind Turbine with High Output Magnets

Experimental Windmill as an Alternative Energy Source
Electrical Question: Dear Ask-The-Electrician.
I was wondering if this idea would work and be efficient enough to generate electricity. Its a vertical wind turbine that has a ring of magnets on the top and bottom rim, and while the turbine rotates the magnets pass the copper wire surrounding the rim without touching the magnets.

I hope you can help me with this and tell me if it would work and be efficient enough to consider building.

with kind regards Maikel from warm and sunny Netherlands.

This electrical question came from: Maikel, from Tilburg, Netherlands.

Dave The Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Maikel.

How to Build a Vertical Wind Turbine with High Output Magnets

Maikel, I am seeing some very encouraging alternative energy projects where magnets are being used for several energy generation applications including windmills. I would encourage you to continue with your experiments and keep us informed about your findings as I would be very interested to know.
Thank You.

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