Category Archives: Video links

Next year in Washington state

I’ll be teaching a “Homebuilt Wind Turbines” workshop course for Solar energy International on Guemes Island WA next October 15-20th 2012. This will be the sixth event of this name.  You can find some photo diaries and videos of previous … Continue reading

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New structure for research and development is launched at WindEmpowerment

Piet has created a procedure for refining and defining research goals and methods in a collaborative environment on the WindEmpowerment website. intro_movie_we from piet Willem Chevalier on Vimeo.

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Paul on Raasay gets his Powerspout spinning

After sorting out a few wee leaks (at 6 bar pressure), Paul Camilli has got his Powerspout turbine running sweetly. I love Paul’s blog.  Especially when it’s about hydro turbines but I love it anyway due to the photos and … Continue reading

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Pedal power using electric bike motors

This video by is from this interesting web page about bike motors  

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Powerspout hydro turbines

Here is a video of the Powerspout hydro turbine from New Zealand.  I have long been a fan of the Ecoinnovation hydro turbines, and we have a couple here on Scoraig but there isn’t really a reliable enough flow for … Continue reading

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1200mm wind turbine workshop at Eirbyte

Don’t miss the Irish pipe music and some clever construction ideas. Eirbyte is here.

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CometME on WindEmpowerment facebook page

See the WindEmpowerment Facebook page for photo albums and a video from CometME about the construction of the 4200 (14 foot diameter) turbines there with 20 magnets.

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Is small scale wind a truly appropriate technology in developing countries?

Thanks to Robin Lovelace for these videos of a debate at the Small Is… Festival 2011 between Teo Sanchez (Practical Action), David Sharman (Ampair), Aran Eales (V3 Power), and David Howey (Oxford University).  The debate was ably chaired by Steven Hunt.  … Continue reading

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The old diffuser scam resurfaces in Japan

Yawn Here we go again with claims of getting 3 times as much power by putting a fancy hoop around the wind turbine and mounting it at ground level.  And people will get fooled again and lose their money again. … Continue reading

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Frans Beudt’s control systems

Frans Beudt  lives in the northwest Netherlands.  Average wind 5,5 m/sec Youtube channel here “Testing the windmill at 5 Bft .  Results till now OK ,   Rpm stays around 300 , Amps 20 ,Volt 30 .  Electronic system doing good … Continue reading

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