Glücksburg wind turbine course 2016

This was the second wind turbine course at artefact Glücksburg. 10 students from the USA were doing the DIS wind power training program in Europe with the TU Copenhagen. Our course was one part of the program and led by me, together with my friend Luiz Villa – just as last year!

Project facts
Wind turbine construction course

Wind turbine: 2F Piggott (PureSelfMade Edition)
Venue: Seminar centre with work facilities
Participants: Around 10
Country: Germany
Date: June 2016

The crew with the turbine

We run the week by the usual scheme: theory kick-off, building and testing the turbine. But there were some extra cookies this time: Luiz brought a first version of his self-developed open source power converter to the show, to be soldered up and tested by the students in the course. Also the turbine was meant to stay installed at artefact this time.

Coil winding session

The fun normally starts right away when me and Luiz meet up. We had some good time shopping for course materials at the local hardware stores with Reimer of artefact, who helped us a lot with the preparations. I came in on an early flight from Barcelona, so I was awake for many hours that day…

We started off by visiting and climbing up a big wind turbine close to town. This is always a nice adventure and we all enjoyed it, you could see the baltic sea from the top… Thanks to the local wind park owners who explained all the features and technics to us.

It’s a long way to the top – as always in life 😉

The tower at artefact needed some preparation so we headed to the hardware store, bought some parts and made an extra tower maintenance session.

Soldering the stator coils

We did cultural visits as well. The Glücksburg castle for example.

After the course, me and Luiz chilled out in Hamburg a bit before heading home. Actually, I was on an almost 1 month long trip already, going to Poland, France, Barcelona, and then Germany – all to teach wind turbine courses… Ok, Barcelona was just a week of fun in between the two courses! 😉

Me and Luiz in St. Pauli, Hamburg

Jonathan Schreiber
I started PureSelfMade to develop and spread DIY knowledge on renewable energies. I'm an enthusiast on home built small wind turbines, off-grid systems and other DIY projects. I teach hands-on workshops and publish on PureSelfMade.com. More about my background.

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