Category Archives: UK small wind scene

Have we got our priorities right?

I can’t understand a society where people are pleased and proud to own a fancy car that will never pay for itself, and pollutes the planet, but hang their heads in shame if their wind turbine does not pay for … Continue reading

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New blades capture 99% of next to no power in the city

An article has just come out in Engineering and Technology  describing how new super-efficient blades are going to make it viable to put wind turbines in the city. “Small wind turbines (like the one pictured above) are often installed in urban … Continue reading

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Tales of Woe

Over the years I lot of people have phoned me with tales of woe about small wind turbines.  I am sympathetic of course, because I know how it feels first hand but I have become hardened over the years.  I … Continue reading

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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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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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Secondhand Proven 6kW turbines

Sangster Electrical in Fearn have a number of secondhand Proven 6kW wind turbines available.  Call 01862 832683 for details.

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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

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Hugh Piggott Wind Turbine Components

V3 have been building my turbines for over 8 years and are able to provide full bespoke kits or separate components. Bespoke kits comprise a set of three hand-carved blades, alternator and mounting. The turbines can be installed as a … Continue reading

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Homes needed for small wind turbines

V3 write:- “We run courses building small DIY wind turbines, sometimes these courses are purely educational and the turbine built on the course does not have a home to go to. We want to get these turbines generating electricity so … Continue reading

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Sample noise assessment for planning consent

I am grateful to Graham Caulton for sharing this noise assessment that he used in order to get planning consent for his home-built wind turbine.  UK planning officials tend to ask for a noise assessment as a condition for granting … Continue reading

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