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By: Build Your Own Wind Turbine  05/12/2011
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Thirty-five years ago, Hugh Piggott built his first wind turbine on the isolated peninsula of Scoraig, Scotland.  Today, more than 1000 Piggott-designed small wind turbines are installed on six continents, the majority of these were built and installed by their owners.A joint Tripalium/EolSenegal training course during the February 2011 World Social Forum grew into the first ever International Locally Built Small Wind Conference.An association, WindEmpowerment, has been created with working groups targeting Technology and Social Economic issues.  The idea of WindEmpowerment is to share contacts, experiences, problems, and solutions. Through joint teamwork, WindEmpowerment aims to give new initiatives a helping hand…

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05/12/2011

Build Your Own Wind Turbine - newsflash

Some believed the deep howl resonating over Forest Green, Nailsworth, Woodchester and Amberley during high winds originated from the Ecotricity turbine at Lynch Knoll in Nympsfield. A NOISY wind turbine which drove residents to distraction has been silenced by council chiefs.


05/12/2011

Iliocht's 2.4m wind turbine

This is Illiocht's 2.4m wind turbine which we worked on two years ago.I got a call from him over a week ago saying that he could not brake his machine and it was running wild in a storm, when we got to his place it had been running wild for around two hours, not a nice sight. This machine has all nine wires running down the mast with the rectifiers in a box at the bottom, with the stop switch on the DC side in the battery house.