Monthly Archives: October 2011

Alun Bush’s Scorraigweave Website

Alan Bush is a friend and neighbour, and the original pioneer of Scoraig living.  He went to Tasmania for fifteen years but returned when MS had reduced his mobility.  We have done a lot of wind turbine work together and … Continue reading

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WindEmpowerment site worth a look now

Jimmy of irish Solar has built a nice site for WindEmpowerment Lots of information on the worldwide use of small wind turbines in local development

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Curso de Fabricación de Aerogeneradores de Baja Potencia

500rpm in Argentina are running a course for wind turbine construction Download pdf

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Another wind turbine scam

People will buy anything.  It’s important to check out the product!

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Wind tunnel testing in Holland

TU Delft are conducting tests on the 1800 turbine The identification of the performance of the wind turbine will be done by means of wind tunnel testing. For this a 1.8 diameter wind turbine based on the design of Hugh … Continue reading

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Proven reborn “Unfortunately it seems likely that Proven’s new owners will not be obliged to honour its guarantees”

source Receivers KPMG  said it had now sold the business and its assets to Kingspan Renewables. The receivers said the successful sale not only safeguarded the jobs of 20 Proven Energy staff but provided an opportunity for continued manufacturing at … Continue reading

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rien zilvold upscaled 1800 12 volt windturbine

Hi Hugh, My upscaled 1800 12 volt windturbine is up and works fine I used   Upscaled   1800-2150 m’n blades. Tsr 6. 2 discs with magnets. THE stator has 1.5mm coils with 120 turns. The stator reaches 12 volt at 190 … Continue reading

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Pedal power using electric bike motors

This video by is from this interesting web page about bike motors  

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Iliocht’s Wind turbine story at Irish site ‘Build your own wind turbine’

There are some good photos and history of a 2.4 m diameter turbine with corroded magnets at the Build Your Own Wind Turbine site in Ireland.  A paint job on some corroded magnets in 2009 and we get to see … Continue reading

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Disabled build and install a Piggott turbine! (world premiere)

The students from the Yombo Vocational Training Center, Tanzania have to live with a disability. But this doesn’t mean that they are disabled in general, or even worse: ‘un-able’ in general.  In the past two weeks students, teachers and instructors … Continue reading

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