Wind Turbine

Learn how to build yourself a small wind turbine, Hand made & from simple materials.

Get a wide range of practical workshop skills and background knowledge on DIY wind energy systems.

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Next Workshop / Nächster Workshop:

14 – 18 April 2018   Wien, im headquater von Wohnwagon.
In deutscher Sprache / In german language
Max. 15 Personen.  Preis inklusive Verpflegung: 300€ pro Person.
Der Workshop findet ganztags statt.


What we do in the workshop

We build a small wind turbine based on the Hugh Piggott design which is known for it’s simplicity and reliability. We use simple materials and scratch parts to build all components of the turbine (generator, rotor, frame, tail) by ourselves in the workshop. In the end you should be able to build your own at home. 

You will also learn how the wind turbine is used as a source of energy in a stand alone (off-grid) or in a grid connected system.

Who is the workshop for?

For everyone who is interested! PureSelfMade has developed workshop concepts for institutions such as Universities, Schools and Associations but also for individual public groups. 

The Workshops aim for all ages from 13 years on. We learn from each other, next to each other. Typical group size is between 5 and 15 people. Language: German or English

No special pre-education or experience is required.

Building the Rotor

It is hand made from wood. Here it is being drilled with the right hole pattern for mounting

Welding the turbine steel frame

Welding is a very useful technique – and not so difficult to learn!
In the workshop you will get a basic welding introduction!

Testing the Wind Turbine

The moment when the self-built turbine produces its first bit of electricity – a great moment to see the fruits of a group’s work!

The Piggott Wind Turbine Design

In the workshop we use the Hugh Piggott wind turbine design. It’s a reliable, simple and solid wind turbine concept that has been developed by Hugh Piggott for locally built wind turbines. The beauty of the design is the fact that it can be built using basic tools even with little handcrafting experience. 

Therefore, it is perfect for the purpose of education.

It can easily compete with commercial small wind turbines in terms of performance and reliability, as many successful installations worldwide can proof.

Workshop review video

See what really happens at a PureSelfMade wind turbine course!

Recorded 2016 in Aachen, Germany. More videos will come.


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In your local area, for your Institution or even at your own place.

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