SOLAR ENERGY INTERNATIONAL HOMEBUILT WIND GENERATORS WORKSHOP GUEMES
ISLAND WASHINGTON STATE USA APRIL 2009
INTRODUCTORY PAGE FOR WORKSHOP
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below. You can find the same table at the top of each page.
Don't miss Mia's
pictures and Indukuri's
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The workshop took place on Guemes Island (near Bellingham, north of
Seattle) in Washington state USA
THANKS TO IAN WOOFENDEN for organising the workshop, Andy Gladish
for managing the metalwork, Dan Bartmann for being Dan, Scott LeCocq
for supervisign the carving, Jason Stone for electrical guidance, Doug
Moser and Michael McGuiness for fetching stuff we needed, and Win
Anderson for lending us his shop.
We spent our days in and around Win's nice workshop as usual.
And our nights at the resort at the north end of the island. We
had many evening events and speakers.
Here is mostly everyone at the end...
Spencer Cathey, Benjamin Warren, Hugh Piggott, Kevin Bennett,
Chris Henderson, Femi Bajowa, Kathryn Lorenz, Michael Stahl, Koralie
Hill, Bob Hansen, Jason Albert, Dave Lindoo (holding alternator),
Jerry Kane, Karl Brugger, Mia Devine, (Skye-Laurel Riggs above), Craig
Schertz, Dennis Grob, Guido Cortes, Kishore Indukuri, Andy Gladish, Ian
Woofenden, and several people missing...
Here I am talking to the group at the end of Monday. Scott had
got the fourteen footer blades tapered down, ready for marking the
Below is actually a scene from the previous week's workshop, when we
took down the turbine that the class had built in 2003. It seemed
to be in pretty good shape.
After lunch each day, I gave a short impromptu lecture on theory while
everyone dozed on the grass in the sun.
Dan Bartmann (in blue cap) was basically there wherever he was needed
most and giving
his knowledge freely. Dan told us that his Otherpower crew have
built 100 turbines since the last workshop in 2007. Wow.
Dan does the tossing magnet trick. It's hard to believe, but it
will always land the same way up. The 'north' pole will be
downward here in the northern hemisphere. Try it, but take care!
Here are the two bigger machines. We truck tested the
ten-footer. The fourteen-footer went on a 20-foot mast for test
of course did not get much wind, but we saw 160 watts peak. We
a fitful northerly current of air at times during Saturday afternoon.
Above Koralie, Kevin and Kishore.
Below is a shot of the crowd in the back of the truck during a test
run. Chris, Koralie, Dave, Kathryn, and Ben