Wind Turbine Workshop 2017 Review

With a group of students from we built a small wind turbine. Do-it-yourself style as a hands-on experience with a great outcome.

This workshop was a joint project between the University of Luxembourg, PureSelfMade & the Lycée technique ‘d Ettelbruck, where the Workshop took place. Last year we already organized such a Workshop at Project Windmobile, a school project on the Lycée, wich was very successful.

Rotor assembly


In the Workshop we built all components of the wind turbine ourselves, as always with PureSelfMade. Every step of the process took place during the week. A variety of tools, machines and hands-on working techniques were used.

Mounting the Rotor

The turbine was built following Hugh Piggott’s 2F design. It has a rotor diameter of 2m and can produce 500W rated power. Our plan is to install the workshop turbine on the campus of as an example of a simple off-grid system.

I enjoyed working together in this project. I could gain experience and background knowledge about wind energy.


Mostly I enjoyed following the project step by step while working with all different materials that you don’t see in daily life.

Working on the blades

During the week, we all could do a lot of networking and knowledge exchange. Two members of the Wind Empowerment executive board, Alfie and Jessica, also joined the project for a while. We went to see the minister of environment of Luxembourg, Carole Dieschbourg and other people to discuss further opportunities for collaboration.

I am very exited about these things. Luxembourg’s new slogan “Let’s make it happen” explains very well how things work in this country!

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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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