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.  The course will run for six days from 19th to 24th.  Your partner may be able to find accommodation here too without attending the workshop. Please ask for details.

See photos of 2012 course (plus video) , 2013 course and 2014 course.   Cost will be £700 including accommodation.  I may be able to offer a limited number of student discounts if there are enough people paying full price.

Contact me for more details and to book a place.  I do not plan to travel around teaching courses this year as I have mostly done over the last 12 years or so.  This may be your only opportunity to be taught by me personally, although there are several other groups worldwide offering courses based on my Recipe Book or derivatives of it.

Happy crew

Happy crew

About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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3 Responses to Build your own windmill workshop course on Scoraig April 18th 2015

  1. admin says:

    Hi David,

    I have to start by saying that I do not believe you can achieve over-unity so that’s a waste of time and effort. sorry.

    On the question of bifilar windings, I am guessing this is what I would call winding a coil “two in hand” with two wires instead of one. The wires have to be half the weight in order to fit in the available space. If the same number of turns is used it will have the same resistance and the same electrical performance. It is simply easier to wind in some cases where the wire sizes are rather large, and you may also get slightly lower eddy current losses in the wires.

    I apologise for not looking at the video but the current that comes out depends on how the alternator is loaded, and so it’s not a simple thing. But twice the current with the same resistance makes four times the losses in the winding that waste power and heat it up. And something has to drive it and provide this energy.

    The power you can get out depends also on what you put into the alternator, in other words wind power in my case, as I do not believe in energy coming out of nowhere. So your blades are the most important thing and next is to get an efficient alternator to convert that power. But bear in mind that the alternator does not produce the energy – it simply converts it to electricity.


  2. David Hodgson says:

    I am sort of interested in the Tesla stuff as well as free energy magnet motors such as the Howard Jhonson magnet motor, the Perendev magnet motor ect. I was wondering what the result would be if I were to make a Hugh Piggott desighn axial flux permanent magnet alternator with Tesla bifilar coils instesd of regular wound coils. I did some research on the internet to see if anyone else has done it. It turns out it appears I have found what I am looking for. According to the person that has done this discovered that “The bifilar coil will give the same voltage but twice the current over a regular wound coil with the same length of wire”

    Assuming this is true,
    My question is this,
    since volts x amps = watts then would the alternator put out twice the watts?
    Please reply ASAP!

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