Category Archives: People

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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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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