Monthly Archives: July 2011

Single phase, chain driven alternator project with ferrite magnets

Chris Olsen has been busy experimenting and reporting his findings on the Fieldlines board This single phase stator for a ten magnet dual-rotor turbine is his answer to the rising cost of neodymium magnets.  As always Chris is pushing against … Continue reading

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WindAid Volunteer programmes in Peru

WindAid is a non-profit social responsibility organisation based in Trujillo, Peru and we run environmental development projects building wind turbines for communities in Peru without access to electricity. The dates for our upcoming programmes are: ·  FULL!!! 18th July – … Continue reading

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Pedro’s microwave ferrite magnet turbine

Pedro Bernardo has been sending me photos of his latest project using ferrite magnets from a microwave oven.  Pedro lives in a village close to a small city called Marinha Grande, Portugal.  (Since I first posted this message he has … Continue reading

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Eoltec 6kW turbine is MCS approved

A (shortened) press release from Orkney wind energy company Bryan J Rendall Electrical: The Eoltec Scirocco, co-developed by Kirkwall company Bryan J Rendall Electrical (BJRE), is the first wind generator of its kind to meet Class 1 standards under the … Continue reading

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