FROM WASTE TO WIND
Upcycling plastic waste to functional windturbines
Why and how we do it
From Waste To Wind is a start-up that builds windturbines from plastic waste. All windturbines are fully open-source and can be built with easy to find parts. Elaborating on the work of Precious Plastics, Scoraig Wind, Otherpower, and many more from the DIY- and maker community, From Waste To Wind doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but adds on known and tested designs.
3D-PRINT YOUR OWN
With our windturbines, we reduce the waste problem step by step. Our windturbines are 3D-printed from recycled plastics like PET or bioplastics like PLA. We are also migrating away from rare-earth magnets towards ferrite magnets. Our 2m windurbine already uses this technology. In this way we reduce the need for poluting mining practices and unhealtht labor conditions.
power to the people
Our windturbines are designed for off-grid living. This means that they are made for low voltage output en can very easily be used for battery charging but in the near future we want to build a controller that provides grid-connection.
The 2m PLA windturbine is designed for charging two lead-acid batteries in series. This means the windturbines output voltage will reach 24-26V in average winds and two 80Ah batteries can be charged in one day. The 1m PET windturbine will take around three days to charge one 12V 80Ah battery.
This equals lighting up 14 energy saving lightbulbs burning 12 hours a day for the 2m PLA windturbines and burning two energy saving lightbulbs 12 hours a day for the 1m PET windturbine.
cradle your cradle
With our windturbines, we reduce the plastic waste problem step by step. Our windturbines are 3D-printed from recycled plastics like PET or bioplastics like PLA. We are also migrating away from rare-earth magnets towards ferrite magnets.
Our 2m windturbine already uses this technology. In this way we reduce the need for poluting mining practices and unhealthy labor conditions.