2-3rd September 2017 Public Hugh Piggott wind turbine construction course at Brighton Permaculture Trust. Link to tickets and more info here: https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses/ecobuild/hand-built-wind-turbine
Learn how to build and install a Hugh Piggott wind turbine from scratch using basic materials.
Get hands-on experience and learn transferable skills in welding, wood carving, and working with resin.
Experienced tutors who have been running courses building Piggott turbines since 2007
A practical fun course for all experience levels.
- Group size on build courses between 8 and 16 people with a 5:1 participant:tutor ratio
- Weekend and week-long residential and non-residential courses
- Half day introductory sessions for larger groups
- We have been running courses over the world building Hugh Piggott wind turbines since 2007
Please get in touch if you would like to come on a course or to organise/host your own course.
A document with more information on the Build a Wind Turbine Course can be downloaded here. (It is aimed at universities but the public course structure and content is very similar) – V3 Power Wind Turbine Course Information 2014 [Full Size]
Thank you for an excellent course, the whole thing was impressively well organised and I had both a powerful learning experience and a really enjoyable time. It may be a few years yet before I am able to build my own turbine, but it will happen eventually thanks to the knowledge and skills you shared. I will be recommending the course to friends . Kate Jones, Bristol course 2015
Thanks for a fantastic week. The teachers were amazing, it was great being able to try out so many different things, and the turbine looks magnificent . C. Chlebna, Oxford course 2014
I would highly recommend V3 Power to anyone looking to build a Hugh Piggott wind turbine. Adam Perrin, Engineers Without Borders, 2013
A professional and thoroughly interesting hands-on practical workshop. The team were flexible enough to tailor the course to the skills and abilities of the course participants. The course has been an inspiration and we have invited them to run another course next year. Dr Justin Hinshelwood, Lecturer, MEng Energy Engineering, University of Exeter, UK
Their expertise and familiarity with the design and process of manufacture enabled us to achieve the project painlessly. I would highly recommend that all young engineers experience this activity. David Trujillo, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Coventry University, UK