10 W 306.01 Homebrew Wind Turbine Construction

Custer, WI
Monday, May 17, 2010

10 W 306.01 Homebrew Wind Turbine Construction
Monday, May 17, 2010 9:00 AM -
Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:00 PM (Central Time)

ReNew the Earth Institute
7558 Deer Road
Custer, WI 54423
United States

Map and Directions

Course Description

The process of building a wind turbine involves basic electricity,
woodworking, metalworking, resin casting, and a variety of other
skills.  Each day will contain some brief discussion about the physics
behind wind turbines,  wind turbine design, and small wind power
systems.   During this workshop attendees will complete and test at
least one 7' diameter (300 Watt), 10'
diameter (700 Watt) and 12' diameter (1500 Watt) wind turbine. 
We will build these machines 'from scratch'
starting with steel, copper wire, magnets, and wood for the blades.
These turbines are designed for battery charging systems.  Attendees
will learn about wind energy and how to build a wind turbine, they
will not take a wind turbine home with them, however ~ it is possible
that one or two machines will be available for purchase at the end of
the workshop, for the cost of materials.

Course InstructorDan Bartmann, Otherpower.com


Course Materials/Prerequisites:

Things to bring:

Work clothes
eye protection

hearing protection
work boots

dust mask
pencil & paper


tape measure


Extra things to bring if you have them:
battery drill
drill bits
hand plane
spoke shave
wood chisels
rasp file





Contact Information

  • Phone: 715-592-6595 Ext #112, Email: greta@the-mrea.org

    For information on local accommodations Click Here

Payment Instructions

  • Non-Member Workshop Price: $770.00
    Member Workshop Price: $750.00

    If you need to pay with a check please call our office to complete your registration.

    Thank You!

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