As I have researched the vast amounts of information on the internet regarding wind power, I do have many general questions that I could use help with.
Say for instance,
One has a generator, hub, blades, tower, and an extension cord coming down, with a diode? rectifier? Then the power can only go from the generator down the power cord, correct? Should this then be connected to a battery which will be charged with the wind power and then that is connected to whatever sort of d/c to a/c inverter one has to power a/c things? Or does one additionally need a controller which will divert the power to a 'dump load' when the battery charge reaches a certain level? Can one use anything that uses d/c power as a 'dump load'? What do you all out there do? There are controllers for sale on ebay, any recommendations on a good one to get? Or controllers for sale elsewhere?
I do not have the electrical expertise to attempt a home made version...
With that being said, thanks to all of you who share their experiences and expertise with those of use who want to harness the power of the wind...Terry p.s. with the UK to USA translation comments, quite nice... and, I'd like to add tyres are tires over here across the pond... and in carpet layer terms, an English 'bolster' over here is called a 'stair tool'... Terry