# Posted: 16 Oct 2020 19:18 - Edited by: KinAlberta
Maybe heat water for an outdoor shower?
Connecting Wind Generator to Heater — northernarizona-windandsun
I have a lake property which I only use in the summer. In the winter we have high winds and I was wondering if I it is possible to have a small wind turbine connected to a heater so as to create heat on windy days. It matters not if the heat is consistent.
Is it possible to have the wind turbine connected directly to an electric heater.
This could be my first project to introduce m to wind power so I was hoping to keep it simple.
I have the same idea, and only want heat. I don't want to cut my electricity bills. I want to cut my Propane heating bills.
Solar and wind are complementary and a good strategy is using both. But, given that nighttime winds are the first choice for an energy source for home heat, I am of the same mind as the poster. It's great to see someone else with the same idea. Thanks for posting. Now let's get some real answers, rather than simple diversions.
How To Heat Water With DC Solar PV.
May 9, 2019
You can make hot water with your 400 watt turbine but the rated voltage of the turbine would decide how we could do it.
If it is a 12 volt turbine you could purchase a 12 volt water heating element from any RV store in different wattages. I would match it up with a 300-400 watt or so element.
If your turbine is 24 or 48 volt you will need to purchase an element rated 300-400 watts at your turbine’s voltage.
You could simply hook the positive and negative from the turbine to the element. The danger of this is if the element fails, you will have no load on the turbine causing it to overspin and be destroyed. If it is an AIR303, AIR403, or AIRX they have an internal voltage regulator but it is still a good idea to have a backup dump load connected (or ready to be connected) to keep the turbine safe. This would require extra components that are not cheap.
I have rarely seen a hot water heater element fail as long it is ALWAYS in water so your setup will likely be fine as is. Keep us updated…Jodyhttp://solarhomestead.com/hot-water-tank-heater-dump-load/