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About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.

Tripalium celebrate ten years of turbine building

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Workshops in Argentina

Here is the latest wind turbine workshop by 500rpm in Argentina. Evento que se celebrará a la hora, en la fecha y ubicación siguientes: Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018 a las 09:00 – hasta – Domingo, 26 de agosto … Continue reading

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My windmill and my house on drone video

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Powerspout documents free to download

Much of my time these days is spent helping people with microhydro projects.  I love it.  As well as answering emails and phone-calls, I’ve been spending a lot of time helping with the PowerSpout free document library. Click the links … Continue reading

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More free design documents from Adriaan Kragten

Adriaan writes Dear Hugh I am 71 years old now and in December 2017 I have ended the commercial activities for my engineering office Kragten Design. But I am still active and my website: www.kdwindturbines.nl will be maintained as long … Continue reading

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Off-grid house for sale

My friend Jamie is moving on from his off-grid house so I am posting details. This house is powered by a PowerSpout turbine and a PV array. Doune Knoydart, Mallaig, PH41 4PL Offers Over £385,000 “No 2 Doune is in … Continue reading

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6-day-workshop for a 2F HP Turbine from 23rd to 38th June in Lörrach, Germany

ERNI e.V., www.erni-kollektiv.org together with the Dieter-Kaltenbach-Stiftung conduct a 6-day-workshop for a 2F HP Turbine from 23rd to 38th June in Lörrach, Germany. Application is available here: https://www.kaltenbach-stiftung.de/kategorien/vhs-kurse/vhs-werken/2688-bau-einer-kleinwindkraftanlage/ Costs: 400€ for all 6 days

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wire size and current

I got an email question today and it seems important enough to answer with a new post.  Here is the question “How many amp of 14,15,17,18 and 20 awg wire for wind turbine. Can you give me any chart? Please!!!!! … Continue reading

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my 1998 blade design notes translated into Russian :-)

I used to teach blade design.  I went to Wales to learn (more) about windpower on a course (in about 1989), but the guys there made me teach the session on blade design.  They just announced that I would do … Continue reading

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5-day-workshop for a 2F HP Turbine in Germany

(ERNI e.V., www.erni-kollektiv.org) together with the VHS Braunschweig conduct a 5-day-workshop for a 2F HP Turbine from 14th to 15th May in Braunschweig, Germany. Application is available here: https://www.vhs-braunschweig.de/die-vhs-braunschweig/kurssuche/kurs/Workshop-zum-Bau-einer-Kleinstwindkraftanlage/nr/BMUB01/bereich/details/ Costs: 70€ for all 5 days Information flier here  

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