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Build a Small Wind Turbine

Duration: Two days

Price: £200

Contact: Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 24th October 2020

About the Course

Drawing on over ten years of experience in teaching people how to build small wind turbines, Tom has developed a new design, customised to help you learn the most practical and theoretical skills in a short amount of time.

Learn to build an electricity generating wind turbine from simple materials, using a range of hand tools and techniques. You will carve a wooden blade, turn a copper coil, manipulate powerful magnets and fabricate a metal mounting together as a team. Once all the parts are brought together the complete turbine is tested on a short tower and you will see your hard work rewarded as the batteries fully charge.

This course is ideal for a community group, bunch of friends, a team-building exercise, or anyone else looking to get their hands dirty.

Tutor Profile

Tom Dixon has a background in physics and is V3’s most rounded engineer. He has taught on nearly 50 wind turbine courses and overseen over 30 installations.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

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What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional fee of £20).

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  • Suitable for all abilities
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