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Eastern Michigan University, 2010

As mentioned in earlier posts, we got talked into teaching our 'homebrew wind' workshop for Eastern Michigan University near Detroit.  It was a 500 level course, for credit.  Half our students were profs at the university.  For the most part, they had very little experience with hands on stuff.  They didn't know the theory behind wind power or the basic physics but they picked up on that stuff quickly.  With 12 students and lots of tools, we were hard pressed to get one 12 foot machine built - but it did come out nicely.

Missouri, 2010

So I have tons of pictures saved up over the summer and here is 'part one' of our adventures this summer.  This posting will likely be the first of several I fire up here in short order.  I do like to write about all our adventures - we've had lots, and I'm way behind on posting about stuff.

Wisconsin, 2010

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Homebrew Wind Power -- Wind Turbine Design and Construction:

Off-grid Systems for Remote Locations -- Smithers, BC Canada July 2014

July, 2014
Exact dates TBD
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Cost: CAD$5000




This is NOT the usual renewable energy training seminar!


Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Wisconsin, 2008

Pictured above is a beautiful sunset (I shot the picture from the window of our van while driving).  Look carefully and you can see Mick Sagrillo's 3 wind turbines (where we put on this work shop) and then a utility wind farm in the very back ground.  Wisconsin is beautiful.

The Evergreen Institute, Gerald, Missouri, 2009

Last week DanF, George, Scotty, and I all went out to the Evergreen Institute in MO to teach a 6 day workshop on how to build a wind turbine.  This is one of the latest projects Dan Chiras is taking on ~ to provide a forum for workshops on sustainable living and renewable energy.  It's a beautiful piece of land with a large classroom building, a nice house with a downstairs apartment, a big barn to work in ~ a pond, and 50 acres to hike around on.  It's located just outside of Gerald MO.

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