'How to Build a Wind Turbine'
"the axial flux plans"
Windmill building workshop courses page
Complete 10 foot axial flux wind turbine kit
Attached is a picture of our completted generator. It seems to be working great. We are getting about 400 watts in 20mph of wind. It also starts up in very light winds. We are so pleased with it. Thanks a bunch. You can see the ships wheel in the picture. Life just got better on board, thanks to your design.
Links and addresses
To people around the world who are building axial flux wind turbines using my design.
"Bloody good stuff!"(Rob Webster)
I'm in the final stages of making an 8-foot turbine from your plans and am today extremely chuffed with myself! I assembled the alternator and made sure the blade assembly fitted onto the studs, and amazingly, everything worked a treat. This is the first time I have done anything even remotely like this, and knew nothing of welding, wood-carving, or polyester resin. I just wanted to say thanks for such a superb and comprehensive manual, which as i have proved, is effective as a guide for even the most modestly qualified renewables enthusiast. If you want to have a look, i've been keeping a diary at http://www.robertwebster.org/wind_turbine1.htm
a new rather basic website for diy renewable energy enthusiasts. Based in the UK
It will hopefully be a base for discussion via the guestbook to share ideas and thoughts
LODGE out with the V3power folks in Nottingham
2007 Nottingham Wind Turbine Workshop
Spring into Action :: Build your own wind turbine workshop
Sounds on the Downs - Wind Turbine Set-up
Fisher & Paykel "smart drive"
For information and applications go to Michael Lawley's site http://www.ecoinnovation.co.nz/
Pelton turbine - Low voltage twin pack
Smart Drive Reconnection Manual
Smart 400 Wind Turbine MK2
At the foot of Mt Taranaki a rural family is self-sufficient in energy. There’s enough surplus to run a backpackers and a manufacturing business that exports hydro and wind turbines built around Smart Drives from washing machines.
kits from the
Glen Littleford's site http://www.thebackshed.com/
in Queensland, Australia.
This web site is for fellow hobbyists with an interest in this ancient and modern technology. With the price of solar cells still to expensive for the back yard tinker-er, windmills offer a cheap alternative, even if it involves a bit of hard work and basic handyman skills.
|Quick links to older stuff on this site||Homebuilt
windpower - general information
Mostly rather dated but useful
|Blade theory||Blade carving - diagrams||Blade carving -colour pics||Power performance testing of small wind turbines|
|Free downloadable pdf files for blade manufacture and other aspects of small wind/battery systems||Permanent magnet alternator construction manual - free download in acrobat pdf||Using a servomotor as a pm generator||Notes for brakedrum builders - extra information to supplement my plans||
|Technical stuff about load control circuits||Current in 3-phase cables||
||Power performance testing of small wind turbines||Blade design spreadsheet||
||pmg construction manual is now available for free download IN DANISH (på Dansk)||Scoraig where I live : Our house||Tour of the Scoraig wind turbines in year 2000||More information about Hugh (rather dated needs revising:-)||
"the axial flux plans"
|Information about African Windpower and the AWP36
wind turbine,some picsand
SUPPLIERS OF MATERIALS FOR HOMEBREW MACHINES
Magnet suppliers worldwide - based in Colorado - great discussion board.
2" x 1" x .5" magnets blocks for $6.50 each in quantity
This is where I get my disks from
(very quick, helpful service)
E-Teq (Scotland) Limited
Edingham Industrial Estate
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CMS Magnetics Co.
Reliable Source of Permanent Magnets
a leading manufacturer and global distributor of licensed high quality rare
earth neodymium NdFeB magnets
we have the lowest price for high quality 2"x1"x0.5" NdFeB Neodymium wind turbine magnets
Magnet suppliers in the UK
Sell neodymium magnets suitable for use in the axial plans for £3.95 each.
Magnet suppliers in Australia
stock the 2" x 1" x 1/2" magnets for the axial flux design.
New EU magnet supplier in Sweden
One box with 24 pcs neodym magnets 40H 46*30*10 Price 108 EURemail
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Specialist immersion heaters for low voltage etc
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Homebrew flux-meter device information