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Build Your Own Wind Turbine
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Description:

 

This is a 1 day course showing:

1. How to size a wind turbine for your home, farm or business.

2. How different types of windmills and wind turbines work, their efficiency and costings.

3. Location of a wind turbine, including wind speed data, hills, valleys, buildings, trees and  turbulence.

4. We look at and explain a full installation here on the farm and how much energy is produced, how its installed and connected up, cable sizing, amperage, controllers, safety, inverters and dump loads.

5. We show how the homebuilt wind turbine is extremely efficient, easy to maintain, storm proof, well balanced, and visit the working turbine plus see all the parts taken apart, with plenty to examine and test their outputs.

6. We show how different masts are constructed including, mono pole, lattice tower and guy wires, and how they compare for price.

7. Blade profile carving and protection, steel fabrication and alternator sizing.

 

This machine is highly efficient and the only successful home built turbine for these large size machines.
We concentrate on a 2.4m turbine on the course and show how this size machine can be connected into your home for free electricity or hot water. ( This turbine can be connected easily and gives constant hot water from the wind.)
The different-sized machines, up to 5.2m rotor, are all similar to make, and we have detailed drawings for all machines.
 

The Wind Turbine’s efficiency is due to:

  • No Gear Box - speed of propellers is the generator speed.

  • No Friction - Most wind turbines, including this design, use permanent magnets. This means brushes are not needed as magnets travel close to the stator, without touching, so there is no power lost, due to friction.

  • Tried and Tested: This design is being built throughout the world for the past 30 years, due to its simplicity and robustness.

Details:

  • Design of wind turbines

  • Calculating power in the wind

  • Grid vs off grid

  • Safety

  • Sizing a turbines

  • Alternator design  and building

  • Steel framework

  • Carving blades

  • Assembly and balancing

It is the simplicity of its design, with overspeed protection & storm resistance, which makes it a very terrific option for producing your own power.

The turbine can be installed to batteries, to the grid, or to heat water, and we cover all these aspects on the course.

 

Here is a set of photos on one course we ran for the Galway Local Development Company:

build your own wind turbine ireland

build your own wind turbine ireland

 

 

build your own wind turbine ireland

build your own wind turbine ireland

build your own wind turbine ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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M 087 4000393

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"Higher Ground" documentary

 "Kazoo"  children's program

 

 

 

   

This project has been part funded by the LEADER programme, through the National Development Plan and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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