Discussions Planning and Design Concept and design Tiny house Will a wind turbine work on the outside of an RV while on the freeway? M magnuSong 1 year ago Updated: July 27, 2021 Save Like Comment(1) Share Facebook Twitter Email Print We are going nomadic. I want to use a power pod . I will also be using solar .
A wind turbine on top of an RV or a Tiny House rolling down the highway will definitely spin, but it is unlikely that the amount of energy you generate would be as much as the added gas you use because of the increased drag, so the smart money would be on a net loss of energy. It amounts to using one source of energy to generate another, like if you were to plug in a fan and use electricity to make a wind turbine spin to generate electricity. So no, we would not recommend putting a wind turbine on top of an RV. And the Power pod wind turbine is certainly cute looking, but not functional. Our engineer dissected it and it simply cannot produce anywhere close to the spectacular claims the makers say it will. You may be best to just stick with solar.