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New edition of the French recipe book

Tripalium have completed the update of their “Manuel” for wind turbine construction (which is the French translation of my recipe book).  This is much improved on the older 2009 edition, with a lot of new material especially in the areas … Continue reading

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Newsletter from Tripalium in France

Tripalium newsflash: goodbye 2013, hello 2014 Tripalium held 17 training courses in 2013. One of the highlights of the year was Hugh’s visit in May followed by the annual meet-up of the thirty odd people who make up Tripalium. A … Continue reading

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Test report for Recipe 3.6 metre turbine

Rapport SEPEN 32.6 – Eolienne autoconstruite Piggot – 1.7 kW – Reseau Above is a link to the full test report in French of a Recipe style 3.6 metre diameter grid connected wind turbine, built by Tripalium. I can understand … Continue reading

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A chance to work with Adriaan Kragten on a pumping application for small wind

Here is an invitation from Adriann Kragten to test his design ideas and develop a pumping wind turbine project.  Please note that Adriaan has never built an axial flux generator, so these instructions are not like my Recipes which are … Continue reading

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6 watt turbine design from Adriaan Kragten

Kragten Design VIRYA-1.04   Diameter                                                                           D = 1.04 m Number of blades                                                             B = 3 Design tip speed ratio                                                      ld = 3.5 Mass                                                                                 including 1 m tower pipe  m = 4.85 kg Starting wind speed                                                          Vstart = 2.6 m/s Survival … Continue reading

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Recipe Book pdf available now

A Wind Turbine Recipe Book (2013 metric pdf edition)

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How to build a Micro Wind Turbine

Clément Joulain has written a manual for building a one metre diameter turbine for 12-V charging using some of my basic ideas but adding some new ones. Available from Amazon in Kindle format “How to build a micro wind turbine” … Continue reading

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Free Document downloads from Kragten Design

Adriann Kragten has made available a number of his reports on small wind turbines for free download Here at www.bidnetwork.org/en/member/adriaankragten Adriaan writes very thorough reports with plenty of equations and clear drawings.  The reports cover both, electricity producing wind generators … Continue reading

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Planet Mechanics ‘invent’ a wind turbine

National Geographics channel program “water wars” in the Planet Mechanics series shows inventor Jem Stansfield coming up with a wind turbine design that looks rather coincidentally close to my own. The diagrams are lifted straight out of my alternator plans … Continue reading

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Update to the copper cable size and length recommendations in my Recipe Books

Although it has been almost five years since my Wind Turbine Recipe Book first went on sale, I am still actively updating it and improving the advice I give to make it simpler, more reliable and more efficient. This summer … Continue reading

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