With the addition of the large scale 3d printer, Headwind Technologies is now printing full sized wind turbine blades, the blade has been further refined to make it stronger, lighter, and easier to assemble; making the whole turbine weighing less than 10 pounds.
Headwind has developed an adapter that incorporates a quick release system, fitting multiple generators to accelerate the testing process.
We have a parametric model of our latest blade suitable for injection molding in preparation for mass production.
Several charge controllers and generator combinations have been tested with the "Wind Shark 20" blade, and have stress tested it up to 100 km/hr (60 mph) winds with no noise, vibration, or damage to any components.
The "Wind Shark 20" is suitable to power up to a 400 Watt generator, where as the "Wind Shark 30" (which is currently under development) will be able to push a 500 Watt generator.
(Video above shows the "Wind Shark 20" attached to a 500 Watt generator, charging a 24 Volt battery bank.)