Last weekend we ran the pilot of our new course at the Demand Energy Equality space in London. It was good, there are a few things we need to iron out but fundamentally we are very pleased with the process!
We have been building and running courses on the awesome Hugh Piggott design for many many years. The design is great as a functioning wind turbine (robust, modular, easy to maintain), but we have also found it a very good tool to help teach about science. However we have found that for some groups or classes who are more interested in this science education aspect it seems unnecessary to invest the time, money and embodied energy in building a Piggott turbine if it does not have a suitable install site. So, inspired by the Piggott design we have come up with our own to use as a vehicle through which to teach about how wind turbines work and inspire people to build and advocate for them!