The low-tech wind turbine

“Having more control over your own hands-on environment.”

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Wind turbines do not have to be massive – in size or in scale:

Wind power in East Devon

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And on a small-scale, they can be very eco-friendly, whatever the misconceptions:

“Wind turbines create pollution and kill birds”

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This evening, BBC Two took us to the remotest part of the Western Isles:

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The off-grid community has certainly caught the imagination:

Hugh PIggott: “I live here because it is very beautiful and I like the off-grid lifestyle. It’s not about moral superiority – it’s more to do with having more control over your own hands-on environment. It’s attractive to me to grow my own veg and make my own power rather than be part of a big machine.”

The remote UK community living off-grid | bbc.co.uk

Britain’s real-life castaways: The off-grid community who rejected the rat race to live on a remote Scottish peninsula where wind powers the homes and school | dailymail.co.uk

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And one of their number has his own blog:

scoraigwind.co.uk

 

In particular: how to build your own wind turbine:

scoraigwind.co.uk/a-wind-turbine-recipe-book/

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With several ‘how to’ videos – also in other languages:

How to build homemade Piggott wind turbine – DIY / L’éolienne Piggott

Hugh Piggott’s Wind Power Workshop | youtube.com

 

 

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