Category Archives: construction

F series wind turbine designs

My wind turbine designs in recent years have used ferrite magnets and the naming system is based on “F” for ferrite (or ceramic) magnets, preceded by number denoting the diameter in metres. Hence the 2F is my 2012 design ferrite … Continue reading

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Jon Leary’s performance study of Scoraig wind turbines published

The long awaited final version of Jon’s study based on data he collected here in 2012-2014 has finally been published and is free to read or download here courtesy of Wind Engineering. An important conclusion is the the table in … Continue reading

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more from Adriaan

Dear Hugh Recently I have written two new reports about small PM-generators which make use of the housing of an asynchronous motor frame size 80 and four neodymium magnets size 80 * 20 * 10 mm. Report KD 681 describes … Continue reading

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Greg Gibbes hydro turbines using axial flux alternators

Greg sent me some photos of the hydros he is building using axial flux alternators to provide direct single-phase AC for sites in Papua, Indonesia. Here is some information. Greg’s email is greg.gibbes@gmail.com These are single phase units, 240VAC, 50Hz. … Continue reading

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Arduino-based controller project for the recipe 1800 turbine

Philippe wrote to me with this link: Hi, I have my own Piggott wind turbine for 2 years, a 180cm 350W. I had some trouble about the way a regulator adapts energy to a battery charger or a injector. So … Continue reading

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Workshop in Enniskeen Co Cork

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Wind turbine building in the UK in October

Jonathan Schreiber is coming to the UK in October to teach a workshop based on my 2F design.

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Furling cable for shut-down

sent to me by: Dave & Mary Lahar, Northeast Kingdom, VT, USA 4.6 m (15’) axial with power furling 26 m (85’) guyed tower The furling actuator is mounted in the base of the tower.  It is 12VDC, travels .46 … Continue reading

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Handy Village workshop 2019

This year Dan Bartmann is back at The Handy Village Institute for their fourth Homebrew Wind Turbine Workshop, March 25-30, 2019, near Saxapahaw, North Carolina, USA. Register online and learn more about this workshop at: https://www.handyvillage.com/workshops.html. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/handyvillageinstitute/.

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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 … Continue reading

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