Category Archives: developing world

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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Eoliennes, panneaux solaires, comment franchir le pas avec succès !

Solarmad have a new web site in French language Solarmad ont créé un nouveau site web http://www.solarmad-nrj.com/ Eoliennes, panneaux solaires, comment franchir le pas avec succès ! the latest wind turbine from solarmad in Madagascar.

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Nice photos from SolarMad in Madagascar

Here are some photos from Madagascar.  The installations are by Solarmad, built to my plans.  Looks as if they have gone beyond those plans in places! See the full gallery on Facebook.

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Blade contruction guide

I cam across this rather nice guide to fibreglass blade production that was produced by Andrew Corbyn & Matthew Little, of Engineers Without Borders and SIBAT – Philippines in 2008. It is based on using wooden blades from my older 2005 … Continue reading

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Komic Monastery electrification at 14,800 feet

Thanks to Vivek Mundkur for these photos from the heart of the Himalayas.

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Price of Neodymium finally levels off

There’s an interesting article here about the situation with global supply of neodymium magnets.  Price of Neodymium (Nd) has increased roughly tenfold in two years, but shows signs of leveling in recent weeks. Thanks to Markus Hugentobler for sending me … Continue reading

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The first ever wind turbine build completely by people with a disability

I Love Windpower – Tanzania are working with Yombo secondary school for people with a disability  to build one turbine of the type ‘Piggott – 3 meter’ plus assemblies and parts, which will be used for the next ordered turbine. “It … Continue reading

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Gallery: Uganda Veterans Wind Power Initiative

My thanks to Mr. AGWOTU SAMUEL for sending me a big pile of photos from Uganda.  See the full gallery here

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Airgap flux experiments at CometME

Noam Dotan has been sending me results of some interesting tests that he has done on two alternators: 4200 diameter turbine grid-tie alternator with 20 magnets 46 x 30 x 15 mm and 15 coils 260 turns of 0.9mm diameter … Continue reading

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A simple counter, based on low cost calculator

Noam Dotan has published this from CometME in Palestine: Counting the turns may be confusing especially if you need to wind some 260 turns per coil. A simple counter is based on low cost calculator where the ‘=’ key is … Continue reading

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