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  • 14-09-2010 9:53am
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    How are ye all? I have taken on a 4th year engineering class in school, out aim is by Feb to have designed and built several small wind turbines to drip feed a car battery for example to power and LED at night times...

    I was wondering as this is very new to me as well if anyone had any info or pointers for me, or would like to come in to give a talk on green energies/wind turbies to the transition years etc etc or just help me guide them a small bit... or any help at all really

    Also I read a thread before about small DIY wind turbines that people were buying but can seem to find the irish suppliers any more... does anyone remember that thread?

    sorry found it

    thanks paddy


  • Registered Users Posts: 46,064 ✭✭✭✭muffler

    Im sure one or two of the regulars here would be able to assist :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭quentingargan

    Have you looked over Hugh Piggotts website? His book would be a good place to start, though his turbines are a bit larger than what you want for a few LED lights and a car battery. Still, the principle is the same, and his books go through everything, making the stator, rotor, blades, the lot.