A Wind Turbine Recipe Book (English / US edition)
by Hugh Piggott
8.5" x 11"
Coil bound, Printed on a digital press on quality paper, NOT photocopied
NOTE: These are the latest revision, dated August 2010
These plans represent the latest of Hugh Piggott's wind turbine designs, and they are the replacement for his previous "How to Build a Wind Turbine - The Axial Flux Windmill Plans." THESE PLANS ARE IN ENGLISH / US UNITS. The metric version is also available from us.
As usual with Hugh, these plans are meticulously presented, with detailed and dimensioned CAD drawings, charts and tables, and photos. There are short, detailed theory discussions at the beginning of each section. This is a great companion to Hugh's Windpower Workshop book, also available from us.
The plans include details for building 6 different sizes of turbines at any of 4 different voltages--the rotor diameters included are 4 foot, 6 foot, 8 foot, 10 foot, 12 foot, and 14 foot, and the system voltages included for each of these sizes are 12v, 24v, 48v and 350v.
Sections in the plans cover safety, rotor and blade theory, blade carving, alternator theory, fabricating the alternator, electrical theory, coil winding and connections, mould building, casting a stator, fabricating and casting the magnet rotors, furling system theory, frame fabrication, assembly, blade balancing and alternator testing, connecting to your power system, shunt regulator circuits, wire sizing, guyed tower basics...
Below is a typically excellent and detailed page from this new book: