adopt a wind turbine!

Jan 10, 2016

Now here’s an interesting idea! Although WWOOF UK doesn’t endorse V3’s products or services we were intrigued when they told us about their Adopt a Wind Turbine offer and thought you would like to know about it.

V3 Power is a workers’ cooperative with members based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and Sheffield. We have been building small wind turbines and other renewable energy systems since 2006. 

We provide Hand Built Wind Turbine Workshops across the country where we teach groups of 8 to 12 people how to build and install a Hugh Piggott wind turbine from scratch using basic materials. Participants get hands-on experience and learn transferable skills in welding, wood carving and working with magnets and resin. 

small coursesWe generally try to organise the final installation of the turbines we build on courses to either happen as part of the course itself or shortly afterwards. Occasionally however we end up building turbines without a suitable installation site so we are always on the lookout for windy spots to adopt them! 

Please visit our shop for an up-to-date list of parts and complete systems looking for homes or contact us on or 07725 652095. 

They are all available for the cost of materials since we’ve covered the cost of manufacture through the courses model. 

We’d also like to hear from you if you are interested in:

  • coming on or hosting a Hand Built Wind Turbine course
  • servicing and repairs for existing turbine installations
  • our bicycle powered generators and solar and wind powered trailer which are
  • available for events
  • a bespoke commission, including offgrid power provision.
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