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Build Your Own Wind Turbine (Ireland)

The Irish site for home built wind mills

On each of our workshops we build one wind turbine to a design by Hugh Piggott of Scoraigwind.

Making a wind turbine is not as difficult as you might have imagined. These turbines are designed to be built using fairly basic tools & equipment and the skills needed are taught on the workshop. All toos are supplied during the workshop so there is no need to bring your own tools unless you wish to.

The blades are hand carved from wood to a precise aerodynamic design (not as hard as it sounds). The alternator is made from Neodymium magnets and enamelled copper wire encased in resin. And the frame that holds it all together is made from welded steel.

Each day, a modest amount of theoretical introduction will lead to workshop sessions with opportunities to gain hands-on experience of carving wooden blades, winding coils and fitting magnets into purpose built alternators, wiring, fabrication and all aspects which can be covered as time allows. These courses are to teach you how to build a windturbine, so please do not expect that you will go home with a completed windturbine.