2005 wind turbine in Slovakia going strong

Michael writes:

Regarding my wind turbine, what to say. I’am DIY man and it is my hobby. I have weekend house in the mountains approx. 650 meters above sea level and sometimes its pretty windy here. Inspired by Otherpower.com many years ago I told myself why not to build small wind turbine. I bought from you plans sometimes around 2005. 

My wind turbine is clone of your’s design: 2.8m diameter, coils modified to start at little bit lower rpm, pole is approx. 18 m high, system is 24V, charging batteries and using produced electricity via inverter. Later on I added PV panels to cover consumption during non windy days. During those approx. 11 years I’am running it I had once problem when during the storm tail felt out and interfere with the blades and now I’am doing some service as the hub bearing became noisy. 

Some pictures (btw I like North, moose and reindeer 🙂 )

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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2 Responses to 2005 wind turbine in Slovakia going strong

  1. Graham Williams says:

    Hugh Piggott

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you , I did a a course at CAT (Msc REBE) about 2009/ 2010 and I am trying to contact Dr Arthur Butler by Email about a Solar Cooker idea I am working on , Melanie Garton at CAT informs me he is no longer there and she does not have an Email contact address
    Kind Regards
    Graham Williams

    • hugh says:

      sorry for taking so long but for some reason I do not get notifications of comments on this site. Sorry but I do not know Arthur Butler.

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