I would like to create wind power generator for off-grid applications in Afrika. I would use the TAPAS board to charge a battery which in turn is used as the power source to charge mobile phones and power led lighting.
As the generator I would like to use a car alternator like they did, for example, in this project: Simple wind generator
For the structure / mast / blades of the wind generator I would create simple building instructions so people can build them from parts they have available locally.
The things I will have to tackle regarding TAPAS are:
- Modify the motor control code for TAPAS to be used as a generator
- Create some kind of algorithm that controls the speed of the wind turbine and maximizes the power output