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wind turbine self-build course
« on: October 19, 2009, 12:47:22 am »
Bit of a random place to put this but couldn't think of anywhere else. Hope its ok to post about workshops/courses, but this should be of interest to some forum members.




Wind Turbine Self-Build Course 23rd-27th November

V3 Power will be running a "How to Build Your Own Wind Turbine" course in
Lincolnshire in November. During the week the group will be
building a 2.4m turbine, 7m tower and installing an off-grid battery
system. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of the 'Hugh Piggott'
design of turbine, and receive plenty of hands-on practical experience. It
will equip participants with all the skills they need to be able to build
and install their own wind turbine, including blade carving, coil winding,
stator casting, and welding the turbine assembly.

The turbine is a suitable size for a low energy household and is optimized
for battery charging, so the design is most relevant to people planning an
offgrid home or smallholding. But with some modifications it could also be
grid-tied, and the tower design is such that the whole setup can be moved
around if necessary.

The course is being organised by V3 Power who have over two years
experience running these sort of workshops all over the country. The
emphasis is on reliability and simplicity of construction,
user-maintenance, and reducing the embodied energy of the build by using
recycled materials where possible. For details about their past and future
projects please check their website

The course will be taking place at 'the Barn' which is a group of old
stables and farm buildings outside of Stamford in Lincolnshire, that were
converted about twenty years ago. Warm kitchen, big garden, and plenty of
woods to explore. Although the course is quite intensive there will be
time in the evenings for sitting by the open fire, lectures and film

The course is run on a not for profit basis.

Cost: £450 Waged, £400 Mid-wage, £350 Low-wage or Student.

To book a place on the course please contact Aran or Tom at Places are limited so please get in touch soon.
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