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We are a renewable energy cooperative that focus on building, installing and running courses about renewable energy and appropriate technology.
Building Wind TurbinesThe turbines we build are based on a design by Hugh Piggott. They are built using materials that are locally available all over the world, and only need a workshop with basic tools to manufacture. If you want a turbine, or any part of the turbine built for you we can help, either by running a course (see wind turbines) or by supplying kits (see shop).
Because the turbine can be built relatively easily without previous engineering experience, we’ve concentrated on teaching people how to build wind turbines themselves. This way you can gain knowledge in how to look after the turbine, replace parts if they break, and spread the word of renewable energy by teaching others!
We have run many wind turbine courses, some write-ups of which are available on the downloads page.
We also offer DIY courses in other aspects of renewable energy such as solar water heating and bicycle generators.
The courses page has more information .
Installing Wind Turbines
As well as running courses, we have installed wind turbines in the UK and abroad. An Installation can be for an off-grid application or to feed directly into the grid, depending on the site and power requirements. We can install Hugh Piggott or other “off the shelf” turbines.
See some case studies of our installations.
Designing Off Grid Systems
Off – grid systems incorporating renewable energy can be extremely effective, but must be well designed. We can offer advice for your existing system or can help design it from scratch. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Renewable Energy is a growing field, and there are still many technological barriers that need to be overcome. We try to find low tech solutions to these problems that don’t cost the earth, are easy to implement and can be repeated anywhere in the world.