Homebuilt Wind Generators

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Guemes Island, WA - This Solar Energy International workshop will guide participants through the process of building a small wind turbine from scratch. Brief sessions each day on wind generator theory will be followed by shop sessions. The workshop group will construct one to three working wind generators. Participants will gain hands-on experience carving wooden blades, winding coils, and wiring. The turbine built in the workshop will produce up to 1,500 watts in higher winds. Participants will learn how to adapt this and other designs for other voltages, and how to scale the design concepts up or down to meet their needs.

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