How to build you own Wind Turbine: Course 9-11th March
v3pete at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 15 22:14:27 GMT 2007
I don't know whether this will interest anyone here, but I'm involved
in running a course on self-build wind turbines on 9th-11th March at
Hill Holt Wood in Lincolnshire.
There are 12 places on the course and over the weekend we attempt to
complete as much of the wind turbine building process as possible and
on the Sunday afternoon erect the turbine that we've built.
The turbine we build is to the design of Hugh Piggot of Scoraig Wind
who developed the design for what was then called the Intermediate
Technology Development Group, now Practical Action.
The turbine is designed so that the materials for it are possible to
get hold of in most places around the world. The blades are carved
from wood, the alternator is made from scratch with magnets and hand
wound coils of copper wire set in resin and the mounting is all
welded reclaimed steel and a reclaimed car wheel bearing.
The idea of the course is as an introduction to building your own
turbine, as well as a chance for some hands on fun for those with a
passing interest in wind power. Everyone will get a chance to have a
go at each part of the building process as well as learning some of
the theories behind wind energy and sustainability.
places are £200 including food and camping accommodation.
For more information email info at v3power.co.uk or call me (Pete) on
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