Category Archives: People

Video from Ethiopia

Windempowerment are busy in Ethiopia.

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Adopt a turbine!

If you’d like a homebuilt wind turbine but can’t find time to build one then you might consider adopting one built in a workshop course?  V3Power are offering several wind turbines and parts on this basis here.  

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free KD-reports

Adriaan Kragten writes: As I am retired for some years now, I no longer need income from selling my KD-reports about small wind turbines. So I have decided that from now on all my public KD-reports can be copied for … Continue reading

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Nice CAD model of 4200 blade

“Hello Hugh. My name is Josue (Joshua if it is easier for you). I live in Colombia, South America. I would like to share this file we made for the 4200 blades. This is the Adobe 3D version. (You’ll need … Continue reading

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Homebrew stuff for sale

John Gambill has some useful stuff for homebrew wind for sale.  He lives at Hotwire Enterprises 102 W. Fulton St. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA (727) 943-0424 He has diversion loads and blocking diodes and some low power Chinese alternators … Continue reading

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Dan Bartmann’s batteries

I read this facebook post by Dan Bartmann this morning and felt it was worthy of wider attention: Facebook always asks me ‘what’s on your mind’. Lotsa stuff that I don’t wanna share. But for now BATTERIES. I’ve read lots … Continue reading

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V3 Power – parts and turbines for sale – job opportunity too

V3 Power have been teaching courses around the UK and beyond for many years and also offer wind turbine parts and even complete machines for sale. Job opportunity with V3 Power We are looking for someone to join our cooperative! We … Continue reading

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Workshop stories

Here are three stories of recent workshop courses using my designs.  Click on the photos or the country names to find the stories. One is in Germany, led by Jonathan Schrieber   The next is in Greece, led by Kostas … Continue reading

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Battery storage on the grid

My friend Ian Woofenden has this to say about using batteries on the grid: Tesla Battery Perspective There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the Tesla battery. My attitude and ideas toward it are tempered by 30+ years of … Continue reading

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Estonia workshop

Here are some photos of a recent workshop in Estonia.  They built a 3.6 metre grid tied machine from the Recipes. More galleries are here: ONE  TWO  THREE “We are happy to report that we have successfully finished another course here … Continue reading

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