Wind Turbine Training Course from Sep 24-Oct 2, 2016
Its inventor, Hugh Piggott, has been promoting his expertise and his plans all over the world for over twenty years. Marie-Laure Brunel, a Tripalium trainer with 6 years’ practical experience in the Piggott method, will guide you through all the steps of the crafting process. She will be coming to us from Los Portales ecovillage in Spain.
During this training course, we will build a 3-meter diameter wind power turbine that will be connected to the electrical grid. The training consists of some theory (aerodynamics, mechanics, energy performance, electricity…) mixed with a lot of practical work. Rotating workshops provide the opportunity to engage in all the different steps.
Wood workshop: The first step is the carving of the wooden blades, resulting in a product that looks like a plane wing.
Mechanics workshop: A second-hand vehicle wheel hub will be used as the rotation axis for the helix. The casing will be welded from a steel tube and corner piece.
Resin & Electricity workshop: The disk-shaped generator is entirely made by the trainees. It is composed of a stator and two rotors. A copper wire is wound onto a bobbin, and the bobbins are cast into resin to form the stator. Magnets are fixed on steel disks to create the rotors.
Cost of training course:
50 Euros non-refundable deposit upon acceptance (deducted from total cost).
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