Category Archives: construction

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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How to make an AC heater act as a charge controller

I have just added a page about how to build a Tristar Follower (as I call it) that uses an AC heater connected to your inverter to dump surplus power (usually into heating water) when the battery does not need … Continue reading

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21-30th October: “Build a small wind turbine” construction course in Nea Makri, Greece

Kostas is holding another course near Athens in October.  The course will be held in English and it follows the usual pattern – predominantly practical work learning new skills and gaining a deeper understanding of the concepts.  More here

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Workshop story from TU Delft

Here’s a nice concise description of a course run by Tripalium in France using my design. Students from TU Delft Energy Club went to France for a practical workshop. They came back with a working wind turbine that they now want … Continue reading

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Alex Burgos’ overvoltage clipper

Alex sent me an email: I hope you are well I am writing to show my CLIPPER I tried it with my 12 volt turbine I have the Tristar ts-60 dc and ac Clipper The CLIPPER use it to control … Continue reading

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Wind turbine workshop in Sweden

Marie-Laure Brunel, a Tripalium trainer with 6 years’ practical experience in the Piggott method, will guide you through all the steps of the crafting process. more here…….

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Scoraig wind workshop 2016 photos

From 23rd-29th April 2016 i hosted a workshop here at Scoraig. Seven “students”.  Co-instructor Jonathan from Austria. Project was 2.4m diameter 24-V battery charging turbine from the Recipe Book.  See also the pdf guide to welding this machine.  Mostly it was … Continue reading

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