Research and Development
The development of the Toyota alternator based permanent magnet alternator(PMA) has led to a number of new applications in other systems for generating electricity. Notably the PMA has been used in wind turbines and in a merry-go-round that produces electricity when children play.
A small wind farm in upstate New York:
The wind turbines are made using the Toyota based PMA and PVC pipe: Note that the tails are made from recycled five gallon buckets.
Wind turbines that employ the Toyota based PMA.
A closer look.
The Toyota based PMA was employed in a merry-go-round in Ghana Africa during the International Development Design Summit(IDDS):
Power is generated when children play in Ghana
A look inside of the merry-go-round.
A build manual for the new Toyota alternator based permanent magnet alternator (PMA) is now available in the Build Manuals section of this site. Download it here: