Category Archives: People

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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Possible student research project

Adriaan Kragten has been kind enough to notify me of his latest design work which is documented in his free pdf reports available for download here.  Most of his wind turbines have been based on converting induction motors to pm alternators … Continue reading

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Hands on workshop in Costa Rica

Ian Woofenden has decades of experience living off-grid and teaching workshops. Renewable Energy for the Developing World  Costa Rica – April 2-10, 2016 This workshop provides an introduction to all the major renewable energy technologies with a focus on designing and … Continue reading

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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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