Category Archives: Scoraig

scoraigwind.com is back online

My old homepage at scoraigwind.com 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 .co.uk site. … Continue reading

Posted in People, Scoraig | Leave a comment

Hornet wind turbine next door

After the storm destroyed the Ampair 100 that was on this mast, a neighbour bought a Hornet from http://windgenerator.org.uk/  This is the 8-blade 1250 watt version.  Apparently it has been seen producing 1251 watts into a 24 volt battery “in … Continue reading

Posted in products/technical, Scoraig, UK small wind scene | 28 Comments

back in action after storm

Perceptive readers will have noticed the little red graph on the right plunge to zero after the big wind we had on 9th January.  This was due to my AWP windmill plunging to the ground with a broken alternator shaft.  … Continue reading

Posted in products/technical, Scoraig | 2 Comments

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

Posted in construction, ferrite magnets, my own projects, People, products/technical, Scoraig, Video links, wind systems tutorial | 2 Comments

Build your own windmill workshop course on Scoraig April 18th 2015

I am planning to hold a course here on Scoraig in April.  We’ll build and test a wind turbine as usual.  Accommodation is provided from Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th April 2015.  These will be the arrival and departure days.  … Continue reading

Posted in construction, courses, my own projects, Scoraig | 3 Comments

Scoraig Wind turbine workshop 2014 photos

Here are some photos of the workshop.  There were 8 participants plus me.  We built a 2.4 metre diameter 24-volt turbine from the Recipe Book.  Weather was great and we even got a little wind on Friday so the machine … Continue reading

Posted in construction, courses, my own projects, Scoraig | 3 Comments

Windtracker test update

An update 2 years on for my post on the Windtracker by Logic energy. I put one of these windtrackers on a windmill tower (the Kestrel tower actually http://scoraigwind.co.uk/?s=kestrel which is the right hand end one in the above photo) … Continue reading

Posted in power curve data, products/technical, Scoraig | 7 Comments

Build your own windmill workshop course on Scoraig April 26th

I am planning to hold a course here on Scoraig at the end of April.  We’ll build and test a wind turbine as usual.  Accommodation is provided from Saturday 26th April to Saturday 3rd May.  These will be the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in construction, courses, Scoraig | 7 Comments

Power curve data for 3 metre recipe turbine on Scoraig

I have been using a Mobile Logger from Logic Energy to collect data on a 3 metre diameter turbine close to my house.  The turbine is built to the Recipe Book.  In the gallery you can see the site and … Continue reading

Posted in construction, power curve data, Scoraig | 1 Comment

LOCALLY MANUFACTURED SMALL WIND TURBINES – HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO COMMERCIAL MACHINES?

PhD_Seminar_2013_FullPaper_Sumanik-Leary FINAL Above is a link to a paper by Jon Sumanik-Leary in which he uses a study of a Scoraig power system (with 3 metre diameter recipe turbine) to compare with a Bergey wind turbine.  Annual energy production is … Continue reading

Posted in People, power curve data, Scoraig | Leave a comment