Category Archives: Scoraig

Build your own windmill workshop course on Scoraig April 26th

I am planning to hold a course here on Scoraig at the end of April.  We’ll build and test a wind turbine as usual.  Accommodation is provided from Saturday 26th April to Saturday 3rd May.  These will be the arrival … Continue reading

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Power curve data for 3 metre recipe turbine on Scoraig

I have been using a Mobile Logger from Logic Energy to collect data on a 3 metre diameter turbine close to my house.  The turbine is built to the Recipe Book.  In the gallery you can see the site and … Continue reading

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LOCALLY MANUFACTURED SMALL WIND TURBINES – HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO COMMERCIAL MACHINES?

PhD_Seminar_2013_FullPaper_Sumanik-Leary FINAL Above is a link to a paper by Jon Sumanik-Leary in which he uses a study of a Scoraig power system (with 3 metre diameter recipe turbine) to compare with a Bergey wind turbine.  Annual energy production is … Continue reading

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photos of workshop course Scoraig April 2013

date: 20-27 APRIL Location: Scoraig 4 participants built a 2 metre ferrite turbine (2F) for 24-v battery charging.  Also balanced and fitted some 3 metre blades to last year’s 3 metre ferrite turbine. Photo sequence is a bit random sorry. … Continue reading

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Another video of last year’s workshop on Scoraig!

This video has just been published on Youtube.  This time it was by Kern Jamieson, the artist who did the zebra tail vane.  Thanks, Kern!

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Scoraig Wind Turbine Building Workshop April 2013

I am holding a workshop from 20th to 27th April here on Scoraig.  All welcome.  No special skills required.  Accommodation is provided. Saturday 20th is a traveling day and we will meet participants off the Westerbus that leaves Inverness at … Continue reading

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Power curve measurements on Scoraig

Together with Jon Sumanik-Leary (E-Futures PhD Student at University of Sheffield) we’ve been measuring the power/windspeed performance of some of the turbines on Scoraig.  The results aren’t always what I expect but they are interesting.  There’s an article about it … Continue reading

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Photos of the Scoraig wind turbine building workshop

Participants: 6 (Robert, Jonathan, Kostas, Benji, Yanti and Kern) Dates: 5-12 May 2012  Location: Scoraig. Project: 3 metre machine using ferrite/ceramic magnets at 24VDC Poles: 10, (3 magnet blocks 50 x 50 x 20 per pole) Coils: 12 (37 turns … Continue reading

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Power curve measurements from Comet-me

Noam Dotan at Comet-me in Palestine (Community, Energy and Technology in the Middle East) has been sending me some interesting data from the 4.2 m diameter turbines that they  build.  The design is based on the recipe but they use … Continue reading

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Servicing the 6kW Proven on Scoraig

I have just done a service on our local Proven 6kW (aka Proven 11, aka Kingspan Wind KW6) at the Council’s School here on Scoraig.  First time it has been taken down since 2006.  Installed in 2003 by Sangsters. Nothing … Continue reading

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