Wind Turbine

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

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

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Upcoming courses

These courses will be held in german language.

30. Aug. – 3. Sept. 2023   Kleinwindrad & Autarkie Selbstbau Workshop
Fürstenwalde, Germany – FULLY BOOKED

14. – 17. Sept. 2023   Kleinwindrad & Autarkie Selbstbau Workshop
GEA Akademie Schrems, Austria – FULLY BOOKED

22. – 25. Sept 2023   Kleinwindrad & Autarkie Selbstbau Workshop
Krems, Austria – SOLD OUT

14. – 17. Dez. 2023   Kleinwindrad & Autarkie Selbstbau Workshop
GEA Akademie Schrems, Austria

New course dates will be announced soon!

We are in contact with partners from the UK to organize english courses there again. It became a bit harder to pull this off since Brexit but we are on it.
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About our practical courses

We build a small wind turbine based on the Hugh Piggott design during the course. The Design is known for it’s simplicity and reliability. We use common materials and parts to build all components of the turbine by ourselves. You should be able to build your own turbine at home after your participation in our course. You will also learn how the wind turbine is efficiently used as a source of energy in a stand alone (off-grid) or in a grid connected system.

We offer public courses for everyone who is interested in learning about Do-It-Yourself wind energy. Additionally we have developed course concepts for universities, schools and other organizations to meet specific needs.

In the course we learn from each other, next to each other. Typical group size is between 5 and 15 people. Languages: German or English

Workshop video

See what happens at a PureSelfMade wind turbine course.

Recorded 2020 during a Workshop in Cobstädt, Germany

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The Piggott Wind Turbine Design

In the workshop we use the wind turbine design of our good friend Hugh Piggott. 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, which is proved by many successful installations worldwide.

Block 1

Building the Rotor

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

Block 2

Building 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!

Block 3

Building the generator

Hand wound coils, assembled and cast in resin. Two magnet discs and a car wheel hub make the story complete.

Have you seen our Book?

New plans for building the Ferrite Piggott Wind Turbines.
Designs from 600W to about 3kW.
Everything you need to build your own wind turbine.

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