Course with Jay of Ti’Eole in France 2016

An international group of 22 Students from the TU Delft (Netherlands) came to the north of France to learn about small wind technology and build a wind turbine themselves. The idea for the project came from the TU Delft Energy Club, a student association, for renewable energy.

The course was organized by Jay Hudnall from France, a friend and colleague who teaches courses similar to PureSelfMade in french. We were teaching collaboratively and Jay also brought his two interns, Clement and Jeanne. Lots of fun included…

Project facts:
Wind turbine construction course

  • Wind turbine type: 2,4M Piggott Recipe Book
  • Venue: Countryside holiday bunk house
  • Participants: Around 25
  • A collaborative project with french organization Ti’Eole Jay Hudnall

Erecting an already finished turbine as introduction

We worked with the students for 6 days to build the turbine. We tested it on a temporary tower in the end. The main goal of the group was to get a more practical approach to small wind power in addition to university’s mostly theoretical lessons. The group also wanted to practice the use of hand and power tools as well as working techniques.

A crew to remember!

The vibe of the week was great. Nobody really knew each other at the beginning, but in the end we all became friends! The difference between teacher and student became less noticeable, because everybody helped each other. I felt less like a teacher but more like a companion on the way to a finished project

Assembling the machine

We had some good fun playing frisbee, football and some other stuff while taking some breaks from wind turbine work.

During the week, we also found time to get around and visit the atlantic coast for a swim.

Exploring the coast in the north of France

Jonathan Schreiber
I started PureSelfMade in 2013 to develop and spread practical knowledge on homebuilt small wind turbines, independent energy systems, off-grid lifestyle and more. In my hands-on workshop courses I teach simple and effective solutions for those subjects and share my enthusiasm with like minded people. Read about my background.

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