“Design is simplified because, unlike with horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs), no pointing mechanism is required to allow for shifting wind direction and the turbine is self-starting. Savonius and other vertical-axis machines are good at pumping water and other high torque, low rpm applications and are not usually connected to electric power grids. They can sometimes have long helical scoops, to give smooth torque.”
The problem with wind power is storing the energy-wind is inconsistant. Note though that in the win-ter that the wind usually blows at a higher rate.
For refrigeration run some coils though a block of ice say a hundred pounds or so then try to match the rate of cooling with the ave wind speed.
For heating/cooling go with a heat pump with buried coils.
“This refrigerator was built in the 1920s and cost $300. It’s still running today.”
“Choosing an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator”-Green Building Adviser
Posted on May 18 2012 by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor