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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.

Furling cable for shut-down

sent to me by: Dave & Mary Lahar, Northeast Kingdom, VT, USA 4.6 m (15’) axial with power furling 26 m (85’) guyed tower The furling actuator is mounted in the base of the tower.  It is 12VDC, travels .46 … Continue reading

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Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

A friend has suggested that I flag up the consultation that is taking place in the UK about this new method of support for grid-connected renewables including wind and solar. “I think this is an important consultation for small grid-connected … Continue reading

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Handy Village workshop 2019

This year Dan Bartmann is back at The Handy Village Institute for their fourth Homebrew Wind Turbine Workshop, March 25-30, 2019, near Saxapahaw, North Carolina, USA. Register online and learn more about this workshop at: https://www.handyvillage.com/workshops.html. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/handyvillageinstitute/.

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2005 wind turbine in Slovakia going strong

Michael writes: Regarding my wind turbine, what to say. I’am DIY man and it is my hobby. I have weekend house in the mountains approx. 650 meters above sea level and sometimes its pretty windy here. Inspired by Otherpower.com many … Continue reading

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V3 are doing weekend courses at CAT in Wales

It’s great to see Tom Dixon of V3 power is doing a series of courses at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales where I used to teach for twenty odd years. Public Wind Turbine Workshops 1-2nd December 2018 – … Continue reading

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Kragten 2-bladed 1.8W windmill with no iron in the coils

Here is another design document available free from Adriann Kragten.  He wrote to me: “Recently I have written report KD 664 which can be copied for free from my website: www.kdwindturbines.nl at the menu KD-reports. The title of this report … Continue reading

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Nice wind turbine in Croatia

Thanks to Ivan Juretic for these lovely pictures of the wind turbine he built and installed in the mountains of Croatia.  I like the style of the tail stops. They are simple and slick. The 24V system details: 2.4 m … Continue reading

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2F wind turbine features on German TV show

Jonathan was on TV with his grid-connected 2F turbine at the Austrian small wind test field in Lichtenegg You can watch the TV show online here.

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Workshop in Austria

In Vienna, In German language, With Jonathan Schreiber on 12-14th October and 19-21 October Cost 375€

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Tripalium celebrate ten years of turbine building

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