We take a look at the
pioneering work of Hugh Piggott and the new initiative WindEmpowerment
which aims to foster rural electrification through the application of
locally built small wind turbines based on Piggott’s designs.
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