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Introduction to Building a Wind Turbine

Friday 26th February to Sunday 28th February 2010

The Workhouse, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5LE

This weekend course covers all the practical elements of building a wind turbine and gives an overview of all the technical aspects needed to create a wind based renewable energy system.  We hope to build a working 1.2m wind turbine over

course of the weekend.

Over the weekend, participants will get hands on experience in metal work including welding a turbine mounting, carving wooden blades and building the electrical generator.

We will also explore some of the theoretical aspects of building andinstalling a turbine, such as blade design, sighting your turbine and appropriate systems for storage and usage of the power you generate.

The course is suitable for complete beginners who haven't used a tool since school, and for people with plenty of practical and technical knowledge looking to supplement what they already know.

We are very excited to be able to run a course in conjunction with the vibrant Workhouse project.  The Workhouse is a centre for arts and environmental education set in the stunning Cain Valley mid Wales.  The Workhouse is already home to the highly acclaimed Workhouse festival and is developing an exciting range of music, theatre, and arts events and a broad spectrum of educational and training courses including permaculture design, green crafts and music technology.

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The course costs £200 including food.  Accommodation will include limited spaces inside the workhouse and camping in the grounds; there are also a number of local B&Bs for those that would prefer. It's sure to be a lovely weekend, getting to know all the different participants at a beautiful rural location. A discount is also available for people who are unwaged. Please ask.

To book on to the course, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you can check out our website to see more about who we are and what we do.

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