February 11, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

We are very excited to be host Daniel Connell of OpenSourceLowTech.org for this one day DIY Wind Turbine building workshop. Daniel will be showing you how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using £20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It’s an easy process and no previous experience is necessary.

Dates LocationFee
11th July, 2020
Coed Talylan, Brecon Beacons National ParkCost: The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income and includes food and materials:  
Up to 14K/year £60*
14K-20K/year £80
20K upwards £100
* We accept payments in installments.

You will learn:

Daniel will be showing you will be showing you how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using £20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It’s an easy process and no previous experience is necessary

The turbine is powerful, rooftop-scale, sturdy, safe, quiet, and efficient. At the end of the day you’ll be attaching the turbine to a generator, and information will be provided on how to mount everything and attach applications for producing electricity, irrigation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and other uses.

The build process, with details on materials and tools, is documented in full on his website (http://opensourcelowtech.org/) and there is an online community (Wind Turbine Makers) where you can ask questions and receive support in building and installing your own turbine.

The day will also include a presentation and discussion on off-grid living, low-tech alternative infrastructure, open source hardware, and his recent building projects.

All tools and materials are provided. We will be making one three-vane turbine during the workshop.

Course  Instructor

Daniel Connell: a renewable energy and open source technology designer, Daniel builds prototypes and develops basic technologies which anyone can make using recycled materials and simple tools. For the last nine years he has been working on setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops in Australasia, India, North and Central America, and Europe.

His ambition is to provide anyone anywhere with the ability to build and maintain their own infrastructure; producing their own energy, food, clean water, communications, and anything else they need. All his designs are open source and license free for any purpose, and full construction tutorials and how-to instructions are available here.

Venue/Accommodation

Courses are held at Coed Talylan – a 70 acre woodland on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons. Nestled below the iron age hill fort of Garn Goch in the foothills of the Black Mountain it offers a secluded and peaceful location for our course participants.
Accommodation is available for camping around our A-frame wooden cabin with kitchen and dining/living space. We have running spring water throughout the site, compost toilets and wash facilities

Fees

The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income and includes food and materials:  
Up to 14K/year: £60*
14K-20K/year: £80
20K upwards: £100

We endeavour to make our courses and events affordable to all. Unfortunately, we do not receive any external funding and rely on large amounts of voluntary input. Concessions are available for pensioners, unemployed and full-time students only.
See the Coed Talylan Terms and Conditions

Booking and Paying for your place

To book a place on the course contact us for a booking form or use the link below. Please note that we ask for a £30 non refundable deposit, or full payment to secure your place on the course. The course fee must be paid in full 4 weeks before the course starts, and after this date we will not be able to refund you the course fee.

DIY Wind Turbine: Booking Form

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