Category Archives: People

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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Nepal Turbine Documentary

Dear Mr. Piggot, I am the director for a feature documentary about Tashi Bista and his dream to install a wind turbine in Namdok, a remote village nestled in Upper Mustang, Nepal. Tashi used your recipe book throughout the entire … Continue reading

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Courses are busy

My course in April is nearly fully booked now.  Just one place left maybe.  But there are a lot of other courses happening in the near future. Tripalium in France are always busy with one course after another. Los Portales … Continue reading

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My old homepage at is back up, after falling over a couple of weeks back. Thanks to the guys at Otherpower for hosting it for me over the last ten years. Thanks also to Irishsolar (eirbyte) for hosting this site. … Continue reading

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Assessment of locally manufactured small wind turbines as an appropriate technology for the electrification of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

This paper spells out the many hard lessons that were learned by blueEnergy in their effort to bring locally manufactured wind energy to remote villages on the Caribbean coast.  It should be read by anyone setting out to use my … Continue reading

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