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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.

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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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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