The Irish site for home built wind mills
THE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL
This will be a practical hands-on week of workshop time, running from Monday morning to Saturday, during which we will build a 4.2m wind turbine for an off-grid farm.
Please do not expect to go home with a wind turbine!
Part of the workshop fee is now funded by the Leitrim Development Co so the price for the workshop is now €100 euro. Let us know if you need help finding accommodation or alternatively you can camp at the farm for free, just contribute to the food bill :) Let us know as soon as possible if you wish to camp so that provision can be made for everyone. There will be one meal a day supplied for course participants, plus tea and coffee.
One day workshop
This is a taster of a build-your-own workshop - the goal is to give you a realistic look at the various parts of building a Hugh Piggot designed wind turbine. We will discuss the various parts of the project, the materials, tools and equipment needed as well as the other components of a wind energy system. You can try out some blade carving using hand tools to get a feel for the process. Some people are quite happy to undertake a turbine building project by themselves and this introduction will allow you to gauge the skills required and the likely time involved. We will also discuss the various turbine sizes and the other components required to get yourself up and running.
A hands-on wind turbine building workshop with Hugh Piggott.
These courses have been held since 2001, with small groups around 5-8 people building a wind turbine over a period of six days and testing it. Activities include carving blades out of wood. winding and assembling alternators from scratch, arc welding the steel frame. No previous workshop experience is required. There is some informal discussion and explanation of the theory behind the design and wind energy for stand-alone situations. During the week we shall tour some of the many wind and solar systems on the Scoraig peninsula.
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