Saturday, 13 January 2007


I have just returned from a visit to a friend in Burnley (Lancashire) who has a 6KW grid tied Proven wind turbine! What an awesome site it was to see it working away in what I can only describe as gale force conditions that are hitting the UK right now!

I have decided to run my homebrew wind machine tonight in 24V mode and the power difference is scary. I was getting around 80W of power into my battery bank running the turbine at 12V but on 24V charging I am now sat here looking at in excess of 1KW! I guess letting the blades run away a little more makes a huge difference on the power output of the turbine!

Above are a couple of pictures from my visit this evening.

Monday, 8 January 2007


I would like to announce the brand new monthly magazine below!

Homebrewpower will be published online every month commencing February 2007. It is to become a benchmark Sustainable Living publication aimed at people interested in renewable, green, carbon neutral info. I am working very hard to ensure I bring the most interesting information to you each and every month.

I am currently allocating advertising slots at very realistic rates.

If you would like to advertise in the publication then please contact me on and request a sample publication. Please note that only subject related advertisements will be considered.

Andy Mahoney