Belts and pulleys for WIND TURBINE ??? Hi, I have been working on a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The blades I am able to fabricate produce more torque than speed. I am adding a synchronous belt drive transmission. The current configuration is 1 rpm at the input and 7 rpm at the output. I have increased the blade spoke length to aid with start up. Are there any other techniques that I can use to minimize the start up torque needed? Comments welcome.