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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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More from Mac in Wyoming

hello again from Wyoming.. The larger wind generator at 45 mph + winds is doing a whooping 150 to 200 amps.  24 volts battery bank. Maybe would do more, but tail cuts out of wind after 45 or 50 mph winds.  … Continue reading

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Open source design tool for alternators

I got this from Kostas today: OpenAFPM: An open source software tool for modelling and designing axial flux permanent magnet generators in wind electric systems Update THERE WILL BE A WEBINAR ON 19th April where you can learn how to … Continue reading

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Courses happening in March and April

There are several wind turbine construction courses happening around the world in March and April. The Handy Village Institute is preparing for their third Homebrew Wind Turbine Workshop, with Dan Bartmann as guest instructor, March 19-24, 2018, near Saxapahaw, North … Continue reading

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email contact with me

I have been disturbed to learn that some emails sent to me have not arrived and my provider has not been able to explain or fix the issue yet.  So if you are trying to get in touch and have … Continue reading

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Secondhand Proven 6kw & Windy Boy Inverter

Richard Copland writes: I have a Proven 6kw and a Windy Boy inverter that I would l like to sell as it is on land that is due to be sold (the buyer does not require the turbine). Is this … Continue reading

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Handy Village Homebrew Workshop, with Dan Bartmann

The Handy Village Institute is preparing for their third Homebrew Wind Turbine Workshop, with Dan Bartmann as guest instructor, March 19-24, 2018, near Saxapahaw. Details and registration information: handyvillage.com. FlyerEddy2018Turbine

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