Category Archives: ferrite magnets

Scoraig 2017 wind turbine workshop photos

On this year’s course we built a 2F machine but with 16 magnets instead of the usual 12.  I have a cheap source of these smaller magnets.  The 2F is a “2 metre diameter Ferrite magnet wind turbine” which is … Continue reading

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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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Lifting handle for the magnet rotor

I never like lifting magnet rotors into the mould.  The rotor for the 4F is very heavy, having 20 big ferrite magnets on a 50 cm disk. So I made a handle to lift it.  I had to make two … Continue reading

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Scoraig wind turbine workshop 2015

We built a 2F machine last week here at Scoraig.  There were 6 guys in the crew plus me. Ghalib, Hugh, Brian, Svend, Brian, Laurence and Lukas. Some photos of the sunny week.   Thanks to the guys for sharing photos…. … Continue reading

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Some video of my presentation

Here is footage from the presentation I made for the Windempowerment Conference in Athens last month. Actually this is a backup that was not used at the conference as I was able to make the same presentation live (and said … Continue reading

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Ferrite magnet wind turbine plans books printed out

2F Wind Turbine Construction Manual My new plans for making a 2 metre diameter wind turbine using the more durable ferrite magnets are now available in hard copy form by post from me. It’s the same as the ebook version … Continue reading

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Build a wind turbine Austria 6-10th September

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ebook plans for 2F turbine now finally published

Over the last couple of years I have been building some ferrite magnet alternators.  This is partly due to the sharp increase in neo magnet pricing a few years back and also the problems I have seen with neo magnets … Continue reading

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Big alternator for sale in Canada

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ALTERNATOR IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SALE.  CHARLES HAS DECIDED TO USE IT, AFTER ALL.  (Hugh, January 2014) Charles Haynes has built a large ferrite alternator for a project that no longer needs it.  The alternator … Continue reading

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3m Wind Turbine Build Course at Schloss Heinrichshorst

A course was run at Schloss Heinrichshorst during August 2013 where a 3m Hugh Piggott wind turbine was built with participants from all over Europe. The course was run by V3 Power, a renewable energy cooperative from Nottingham, UK who … Continue reading

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