Wind generator structural considerations

While we usually associate fun things like wind rotors and generators with building wind generators, perhaps the most important part of the whole project is the structure which holds it all together. This structure includes the following items:
  1. The tower
  2. Generator support
  3. Tail support
  4. Power takeoff

All the main points must be dealt with when constructing a wind generator. In the simplest designs a functional result can be achieved quickly and without much fuss by choosing the simplest solution for earch point, but this may leave the builder open to problems later on. Some problems could include the following:

I will be updating this page from time to time with information on possible solutions to the above mentioned issues.