The Water’s Effect Turbine – Simple And Efficient

Waters Turbin Blade


Waters Turbine – Blows The Competition Away



Want To Test This On Your Windmill At Home?

Try this – a disk of plywood and return air grills for the outer deflectors.

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Or you could get some plumbing pipe and make vanes like in the feature image.

Get a lot more info and images at the source article.

All images came from the source article.


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4 Responses to “The Water’s Effect Turbine – Simple And Efficient”

  1. Denis Ouellette

    Jul 07. 2015

    HI, is there a way to contact Mike Waters? since he has a patent pending, I think it might be better to talk in a less public venue….. I might have some positive criticisms that he might like to discuss privately…


    Denis “the Grizz” Ouellette

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  2. Dan Bartmann

    Jul 10. 2015

    Stupid, Ignorant… or intentionally trying to mislead the uninformed? Bunk reporting… bunk science. Simple physics tells us that… conventional wind turbine design does not afford a 10% improvement in efficiency. The squirrel cage fan… a revolutionary ‘new’ idea (really??) I am sorry, but this whole article wastes peoples time, misinforms them and it’s not true. This is aweful. I love wind energy, I understand the basic physics. In this day and age we should be educating folks, not misleading them. Boo on for being part of the problem not the solution in this case.

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  3. Wonderful post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

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  4. Gary Brown

    Mar 07. 2016


    A few years ago I was asked to test and supply data for a very similar wind design by a couple of dentists near the East Coast. I informed them of my concerns for this design with respect to wind applications. They were not to be deterred and I accepting the task.. I fabricated a 48″ experimental model and began to test it as I would any of the other VAWT or HAWT designs I had tested.

    As with many designs it worked well, but only in a very narrow wind speed band. Exceptionally narrow. So narrow in fact it was very difficult to derive good data in a dynamic test environment..

    The explanation for the phenomenon came from design and test data on squirrel cage fans. The fan is specifically designed to be very efficient at constant motor speeds. These speeds are selected to match the fan blade. When the air moves across the fan at speeds outside this narrow wind speed band, the system becomes very inefficient. This is due to several factors such as cavitation and interruptions in laminar air flow.

    Never stop thinking

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