We carried out a joint development with the Automatic Control Laboratory (LCA) of the National University of San Luis and Wind Empowerment of an open source PWM voltage regulator that can be built by students from technical schools.
We developed a solution for access to water for human consumption and application in productive activities. It consists of an electronic system that connects a diaphragm pump "sapo" (widely used in Patagonia) to a Piggott wind turbine, which drives it without batteries.
It is an electronic controller that provides additional protection to the whole system: it operates a preventive brake in case of inconveniences; it sends remote information that allows a diagnosis to be made, and triggers an alarm to alert the user about the malfunction. We are developing it together with the Automatic Control Laboratory (LCA) of the National University of San Luis.
We are developing a 2.5 kW wind turbine following the Piggott design, with the purpose of supplying larger consumptions, such as those of a small rural community or those of a productive use that requires more energy.