WindyNation Community Forums

  1. Orientation

    Getting started with WindyNation forums!
    1. Start here

      Some notes before you get started with the WindyNation forums!
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      Latest: Grounding for Shed Tuicemen, Apr 4, 2017
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    2. What Product for Me?

      Not sure what products you need? Describe your requirements and we'll try to match you to right mix of products.
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      Latest: Solar Tower Miniature Replica Martin5519, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    3. Photo & Video Contest!

      Celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the WindTura Series Complete Wind Turbine Kit by submitting your photos, videos and sharing your stories! Up to 3 winners get a $50 Amazon Gift Card just in time for the holidays!
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      Latest: Rover Install in Spain Andy R., Sep 1, 2015
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  2. Knowledge Central

    Post your photos and share ideas on how to deploy practical wind and solar solutions and connect to the grid.
    1. Post Your Photos

      Place to post information about custom-built wind generators from our member community.
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      Latest: My WindTura 750 Mount CDH, Jan 6, 2017
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    2. Installations

      Installers available, People Looking for an installer, or simply general installation chatter
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      Latest: Wind Turbine Output Issue LittleMatty, Mar 27, 2017
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    3. Connecting to the Grid

      Questions about how to connect your generator to the Power Grid.
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    4. All about VAWTs

      Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) have some advantages (and many disadvantages) to traditional HAWTs. For those of you experimenting with VAWTs, here's everything you need to know about building a vertical axis wind turbine.
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      Latest: My VAWT TomT, Oct 2, 2016
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    5. Wiring Methods

      Learn about different tools and methods for wiring your solar or wind system.
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    6. Off Grid

      Discuss off grid configurations for generating and storing electricity.
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  3. Reviews

    Post your review of WindNation products you or others have installed
    1. Solar Products

      Post a review of a WindyNation solar product you've used
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    2. Wind Products

      Reviews for WindyNation wind products users are running
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    3. Charge Controllers

      Reviews users have posted on Charge controllers WindyNation carries
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      Latest: Xantrex C40 Charge Controller Tuicemen, Nov 26, 2016
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    4. Actuators

      Reviews for WindyNation Actuators
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    5. Accessories

      Reviews for WindyNation Accessories (Dump Loads, Rectifier, Diodes, Switches & Breaks, Cables)
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    6. Inverters

      User Inverter reviews which WindyNation carries
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      Latest: Inverters Tuicemen, Mar 2, 2017
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    7. Batteries

      Reviews on WindyNation Batteries
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    8. Meters & Measurement Devices

      Post your review for Windy Nation Meters & or Measurement Devices here
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  4. WindyNation Product Support

    Consult our database of questions to help you choose the right WindyNation components for you or to troubleshoot common problems that might arise.
    1. General Questions

      Have a question about a WindyNation product?
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    2. Rover Series Wind Generators

      Get technical answers and learn about applications and deployment of the Rover Wind Turbine.
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      Latest: Blade Noise for Marine use WindyFAQ, Jun 11, 2013
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    3. TrakMax MPPT Controller

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      Latest: incomptete manual? TomT, Jun 21, 2016
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    4. VertaMax Inverters

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      Latest: Inverter Meter Discrepancy Tuicemen, Feb 7, 2017
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    5. Windtura Generators

      This forum is appropriate to ask any questions regarding WindyNation PMAs, generator units or general questions about motors or generators appropriate for making a wind turbine.
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      Latest: Grid Tied Windtura 750 Bill Lawless, Aug 13, 2013
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    6. SuperAmp Generators

      Introducing the new SuperAmp series permanent magnet alternators!
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      Latest: Super Amp and GTI's TomT, Nov 13, 2014
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    7. Blade Sets

      Trying to decide which WindyNation blade set is right for you? Need help troubleshooting? Consult our database of common questions to help you maximize the efficiency of your WindyNation blades!
      Latest: LARGE 80 INCH ROTOR TomT, Feb 21, 2014
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    8. SunTura Solar Trackers

      Introducing our new line of durable Solar Trackers! This is the forum for any questions about the WindyNation SunTura Solar Trackers, everything from specifications to configurations.
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    9. Charge Controllers

      Post questions regarding your WindyNation charge controllers. From installation to diagnostics...
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      Latest: P30L Charge Issue Tuicemen, Apr 18, 2017
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    10. Low Voltage Disconnect Switch

      Information about how to configure our WindyNation Low Voltage Disconnect.
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    11. Diode Installation

      Wind generator diode installation. Diodes ensure that current only flows in one direction, so that means from your generator to a battery bank or to the power grid. Includes discussions of stud diodes, bridge rectifier diodes, three-phase bridge rectifier diodes, etc...
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      Latest: Location Two Track, Oct 18, 2012
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    12. Solar Panels

      Ask questions about WindyNation solar panels as well as general questions about solar panels.
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    13. Dump Loads

      Everything you need to know about your WindyNation Dump Load Resistor. This includes applications, installation and importantly, safety precautions. Consider this forum if you have questions about advisable precautions that can be taken to ensure safe use of your Dump Load Resistor.
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    14. Bridge Rectifiers

      All about our AC-to-DC bridge rectifiers.
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      Latest: Custom application Administrator, Jan 26, 2017
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    15. Frame Construction

      Questions about constructing frames to support your wind generator.
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      Latest: PMA mounting/offset, cont. Prairiewind, Dec 27, 2013
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    16. Watt Meter

      Learn about the WindyNation Watt Meter, how to use it, and other useful tips.
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      Latest: Watt Meter Blowing Fuses leamywind1, Jun 26, 2013
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  5. Alternative Energy Central

    Alternative Energy is more than just wind power. Discuss applications in Hydro and Solar Power.
    1. Wind Turbine History

      Learn about the history of wind power and all about vintage wind generators.
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    2. Hydroelectric Generators

      Contribute tips and information on how to build practical small-scale hydroelectric generators.
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      Latest: Micro Hydro for fun and profit timber, Apr 30, 2012
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    3. Solar Power

      Solar power is plentiful but certainly not cheap. DIYers have tons of useful tips on how to squeeze the most out of practical solar generators.
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      Latest: Moving to 24 volts? Tuicemen, Dec 5, 2016
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