Hugh Piggott has been building windmills for years
and is highly respected in his home country of Scottland and internationally.
Hugh conducts regular windmill building workshops and has written several books, see http://www.scoraigwind.com/books/books.htm
Another highly respected web site. Based in the USA, but has a large international following. Check out the discussion board and Links
Some great Fisher & Paykel generator
idea's, plus a source of Fisher & Paykel parts. Michael
sells complete windmills and water wheels using F&P
motors, so if you would rather buy a completed windmill
instead of building one, I would recommend visiting his
Home built renewable electrical power
in the UK mainly wind turbines but also hydro, solar
and gas. Small site with big ideas, if you are working
to expand on your own basic information and knowledge
then this is a good place to start.
Ed has put together a very informative
web site, with lots of wind projects and ideas. And he
can supply windmill bits for the hobbyist. Worth a visit.
Now this is an interresting read. This
person had to go though a lot of paperwork before he
could built a windmill tower on his rural property.
Has a lot of interresting windmill facts and myths.
Terry has built a few wind turbines
using his CNC router to machine the timber blades. A
lot of the inspiration for my CNC came from Terrys site,
and he has been very helpfull.
Bens windmill site. I've watched this site grow over the last couple of years and it just keeps getting better. Check out his "recharge pod".
I love this site. It gives wind direction
and speed for just about anywhere on the planet. You
just select your location, and it will tell you todays
wind conditions, forcast for the week, and yearly averages.
|http://www.yourgreendream.comHomemade solar, wind and green power
diy instructions, information and projects to generate
energy at home. There is also a section on reconnecting
F &P motor as a alternator.
home made windmill, lots of good photos.
UIUC Airfoil Coordinates Database. Very
Royal Fabrication in the USA make replacement timber blades for the Wincharger windmills. They can also make blades to custome sizes, worth a look.
Randy has a range of windmill projects and kits. He's also a supplier of F&P parts in the USA.
From Canada is Rob Beckers solar and windmill
site, be sure to check out his forum Green Power Talk.
Windmill workshops and courses for our friends in Ireland
Some radical home windmill projects, and home to the famous blade calculator.
Herb and Barbarra's web site showing their home grown green projects, including solar and wind.
Jonathan ( imsmooth on the forum ) has put together a excellent series of pages that explain the chainsaw method in detail.
"people interested in the history and preservation of the wind powered battery generators known by the brand name Wincharger".
Lots of info and photos.
WindPower Engineering is an engineering resource built specifically for design, installation, and construction of Wind Energy Systems. www.windpowerengineering.com
Based at Long Island, NY, USA, Windsine is a renewable energy design and installation company. Informative web site.
Wind in the Bush
"The most informative, comprehensive, and up-to-date pages on Australian wind power and wind farms. "
American based online magazine mostly about farm pumping windmills.
Windy Nation is windmill parts supplier on the west coast of the USA. Link
Web site devoted to VAWT's ( vertical wind turbines ). Has a very active forum community at www.vawts.net
A customized wind generator for every client's application, taking back America one turbine at a time. Hurricane Wind Generators are imagined, engineered, sourced, manufactured, and crafted in the United States. http://www.hurricanewindpower.com/
Benjamin Murton has put together a facebook page and instructables page about his F&P windmill builds. Check them out at...