This paper presents the design and implementation of small power switched reluctance generator (SRG)-based wind energy conversion system supplying stand-alone DC load. A finite element analysis (FEA) model is developed for the existing machine geometry using MagNet 7.1.1 and solved to obtain parameters like ux linkage, inductance, and torque. The data obtained from the FEA model are utilized to develop an SRG machine model in the MATLAB/Simulink environment. The phase winding of the SRG is excited through asymmetric half bridge converter with dedicated buses for source and load to avoid absorbing a large current from the excitation battery. The performance of the system is analyzed for various values of torque input and dwell angle; the output of the SRG is supplied to the stand-alone DC load. A wind turbine with perfect maximum power point tracking algorithm is modelled to extract maximum power from the wind turbine and it is emulated by a DC motor. We implemented the SRG-based small power wind energy conversion system using a microcontroller. The results are examined. © 2016 Tübitak.