Worldwide readers

The Wind Turbine Recipe Book is a 65 page document that takes you through the process of building your own wind turbine for battery charging.  Six different sizes are described from 1.2 to 4.2 metres (4 to 14 feet) in diameter.  Every detail of the construction is tabulated and illustrated, from the wooden blades to the purpose-built permanent magnet alternator.  Only basic workshop tools and skills are required.  These recipes have evolved from thirty years of living off-grid and building small wind turbines.  Over the last ten years I have taught workshop courses worldwide, and these are the notes used in the courses.  Groups have sprung up all over the world using these recipes to teach others the process.  Many people also use the larger turbines for feeding directly into the grid with grid-tied inverters.

The cost is £16.25(GB pounds) or about US$26 including worldwide shipping.  Delivery usually takes about five days.  Or use the link further down to find it on Amazon Kindle.

Click the ‘buy now’ button below to order the Recipe Book using paypal or a credit card. This is the metric edition using mm units and European wire sizes. There is an ‘Inches Edition‘ for American readers that uses AWG wire sizes. If that is what you need there is a button further down this page to order the Inches edition.

The Inches edition of my Recipe book is intended for North American readers who will be using Inches for measurement, and AWG wire sizes. It is based on using magnets measuring 2″ x 1″ x 1/2″ that are readily available in America.

Windpower Workshop is my paperback book (189 pages) published by CAT in 2011.Click on the button below to buy this book using Paypal or a credit card.





The Metric edition of the Recipe Book (2010) is available at low cost as a Kindle eBook from (click the image below). I do not sell or distribute the PDF or other kind of electronic edition, only the Kindle one below:

4 Responses to Worldwide readers

  1. BHUSH says:

    Respected sir,Iam from south India.Iwant to construct a afpmg using 24 ferrite magnet size 40mmx25mmx10mm ,12 magnets per rotar and 10 coil stator as five phase .Flux density of Y30 grade ferrite magnet is 0.41T.I calculate turns per coil is 105 nos for cutin voltage of 5.13v at 300rpm for 12volt battery, as per the formula in IEEE JOURNAL .plse give me the stator thickness and air gap.Now Iam currently unable to buy your recipe book.The formula in IEEE for coil width and coil thick are confused to me.

    • hugh says:

      Hi Bhush,

      I don’t know what the formula is in the IEEE journal that you are referring to sorry.

      Your magnets are rather small. Normally with ferrites I use 20mm thick on each disk and I use about 20mm air gap and 13mm coils. HOwever with such thin magnets I would suggest thinner coils. The problem is that you will need some clearance and this will mean the usage of the air gap is rather poor.

      If possible can you use thicker magnets or buy double and stack them up in pairs to make 20mm thickness?


  2. Fábio says:

    I would love to verseus books in Portuguese

    • admin says:

      I believe there is a translation being made but it is not finished yet. I hope that one day it will be finished!

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