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more from Adriaan

Dear Hugh Recently I have written two new reports about small PM-generators which make use of the housing of an asynchronous motor frame size 80 and four neodymium magnets size 80 * 20 * 10 mm. Report KD 681 describes … Continue reading

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Greg Gibbes hydro turbines using axial flux alternators

Greg sent me some photos of the hydros he is building using axial flux alternators to provide direct single-phase AC for sites in Papua, Indonesia. Here is some information. Greg’s email is greg.gibbes@gmail.com These are single phase units, 240VAC, 50Hz. … Continue reading

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Arduino-based controller project for the recipe 1800 turbine

Philippe wrote to me with this link: Hi, I have my own Piggott wind turbine for 2 years, a 180cm 350W. I had some trouble about the way a regulator adapts energy to a battery charger or a injector. So … Continue reading

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Workshop in Enniskeen Co Cork

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Wind turbine building in the UK in October

Jonathan Schreiber is coming to the UK in October to teach a workshop based on my 2F design.

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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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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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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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