Category Archives: construction

Fixing a 2F turbine on Scoraig

The other day I had to take this 2F windmill down because it had stopped working. Turning slowly as if on the brake.  It’s a few years old and I thought most likely the flexible wiring inside the tower had got twisted up … Continue reading

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Wind turbine workshop in North Carolina, USA

Handy Village Institute, 5840 Jewell Road, Graham, NC 27253 are hosting a wind turbine building workshop with Dan Bartmann of Otherpower March 20 – 25, 2017.

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Workshop selfie video winding a coil

I don’t put enough of the stuff that goes on in my own workshop onto this blog so here is a workshop session where I am winding a coil for a repair for a big machine, and I talk through … Continue reading

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Windempowerment maintenance manual for Recipe Book turbines

WindEmpowerment  have published a Maintenance Manual for my wind turbine designs, in free PDF download format. (Donations are also welcome.) Particular thanks to Gael Cesa of Tripalium in France for all his hard work on this.

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Tashi’s Turbine on PBS

Latest news: This broadcast will also be live on Facebook here. The film Tashi’s Turbine will have it’s broadcast in the United States on PBS on November 13th 10pm EST. Tashi’s Turbine – Documentary  Set in the grasslands of the Himalayan … Continue reading

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Jimmy winds a coil for a grid tied machine

Thanks to Jimmy of Eirbyte for this nice video Wind turbine coil winding with counter from Eirbyte on Vimeo.

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WindEmpowerment Maintenance survey

Have you answered the survey yet? Dear Small Wind Turbine User, The main problem of small wind turbines is their maintenance needs. They require a lot of care and it’s much more fun to build the wind turbine than to … Continue reading

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Interesting tower for 2.4m machine at Tempelhof Berlin

Thanks to Windrad THF for these pics of a nice 2.4m diameter recipe book turbine at Tempelhof.  Here is a link to the video of the erection process. http://www.energiezukunft.eu/projekte/inland/ein-selfmade-windrad-fuer-das-tempelhofer-feld-gn104296/ This video is a fast forward and plays 8 times as fast … Continue reading

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Wind turbine news from Belgium

Hello Mr piggott, I’m Fabian, 36 years old, from Belgium. First i want to congrulate you for the invention of this fabulous generator. I’m a member from “atoutvent2000“, the most active group in belgium for self made wind turbine. I … Continue reading

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HOMEBREW WIND POWER WORKSHOPS — NORTH CAROLINA, OCT – NOV 2016

Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop – October 31 – November 5, 2016 – at the Handy Village Institute, Graham, North Carolina ALSO: Wind Turbine Towers Workshop – November 7 – 12, 2016 – at the Handy Village Institute, Graham, … Continue reading

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