Ok so I really know nothing when it comes to electricity as a whole. I really am not exaggerating lol, but I do have some questions I hope that I can phrase correctly so that you guys can help me!
I know, that I am trying to build a small wind turbine to place on top of my house its slightly windy not very windy though. I want to know some basic information. 1) how do you transfer the energy from the turbine spinning into electrical current that can then be channeled out and stored/ used. Approx what kind of AMPS/ Volts does a turbine generate and also what kind of wiring usually is needed for lets say a battery wired hypothetically maybe 20 inches away and also what is the type of wiring needed for a battery hypothetically hooked up 10-15 feet away? And then as a final question for wires id just want to know if i hooked one up maybe 16-25 feet away... I know that realistically I wouldn't be hooking up this battery 20 inches away but i might.. I have some ideas but i need to know more before i even begin to do this. I have an electrician in the family except he is extremely unhelpful considering he works 60 hours a week and has ADD and can never spit a straight answer out lol.
Ok so part 3 of my question! Lets say i wanted to power one specific lightbulb in my back yard off of this turbine how would I go about doing such a thing? And how would that differ from lets say charging the battery?
In actuality my ideal setup for this Turbine is this.. I want the turbine on the roof towards the back of my house with a light that is attached to the house as well shining on the back yard. Also I want this turbine to store a charge on a mid sized battery possibly in a housing next to the turbine... As of now its only a rough copy of the setup but thats why I asked for varying distances of the battery from the turbine.
Thank you! I appreciate it in advance also I will be checking quite often so if I left important information out or something doesn't make sense then let me know!