We ran a Build Your Own Wind Turbine workshop in 2009 where we built a 4.8m wind turbine. Now after four years it looks like the turbine might be flying in the new year. The mast has been made and the steel is undercoated. Next big job is to get the mast up the hill and that will be quite an undertaking. Another job is to wind new coils for the alternator, the coils were originally wound for a battery system (24vDC) however now the turbine is to be grid connected so it needs new windings in the alternator.

The frame

The frame

Base of mast beside tractor front wheel

Base of mast beside tractor front wheel

Hinges to be bolted to the ground plate

Hinges to be bolted to the ground plate

Base

Base

mast and gin pole

14m mast and gin pole

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