Upcoming Events

Mayo | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

Mayo

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link SITREP: Iraq?s million-man march against US occupation, and Pentagon admits to 34 injuries from Iran... Sat Jan 25, 2020 01:11 | The Saker
by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Iraqis have rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in the country following high-profile assassinations and

offsite link The Power of Myth Fri Jan 24, 2020 18:03 | The Saker
by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog It is sometimes easier to ascertain the ambiguities, disentangle the intricacies, and recover the meaning of events long past, than it is to

offsite link Bankocracies: the real Western governance model ? ending a 10-part series Fri Jan 24, 2020 17:39 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Great Recession has exposed ?capitalism with Western characteristics? for what it truly is: banker cultural worship, but also banker political governance. The

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/01/24 ? Open Thread Fri Jan 24, 2020 01:30 | Herb Swanson
2020/01/24 01:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Willfully and Consciously Demonizing Shia: the Leadership of the Pious Thu Jan 23, 2020 23:07 | amarynth
Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, ?In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.? This essay may be billed as a companion to, or a rebuttal

The Saker >>

Wind Turbine building at Rossport Solidarity Camp

category mayo | environment | news report author Tuesday September 04, 2012 21:42author by C - RSCauthor email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot comauthor phone 085-1141170 Report this post to the editors

From the 10th to 16th of August, Rossport Solidarity Camp hosted it's 3rd wind turbine building course. You can read a report of the first one here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95731. As the 3 previous turbines that were built are still going strong (and powering both the camp and camp house), this year it was decided to go for something bigger and more challenging. This year it's was decided to build a 4.2 metre turbine that is planned eventually to be connected to the grid at the house of a local Shell to Sea campaigner.
wt_indy1.jpg

The course which was originally scheduled to run from the 4th to the 10th August had to be delayed for 2 days after Shell go their TBM stuck, which as well as disrupting local traffic also disrupted the scheduling plans for the turbine course..

The course was once again run by the wind turbine collective V3 (http://www.v3power.co.uk), working from the Hugh Piggott design (http://scoraigwind.co.uk).

By the weeks end we had a working turbine built that once installed is hoped to produce in the region of 400 to 500 kWh per month.

Big thanks to all involved, in particular to the V3. Also thanks to environmental NGO Gluaiseacht (http://www.gluaiseacht.ie) for funding, who along with funding from Lush (http://www.lush.co.uk/our-values/campaigns) helped us run the course.

We will be installing the turbine in the week starting on the 17th September. The plan is initially to install the turbine for heating water, with eventually (finance permitting) the turbine to be connected to the grid.
We will also be running a wind turbine maintenance weekend on the 15th & 16th September, during which we will be doing maintenance work on the 3 camp turbines (and also doing some construction work on the 1.8m turbine we're currently building). Please let us know if you're coming (rossportsolidaritycamp@gmail.com). The cost is just a donation of what you can afford.

Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org

Carving the blades which are made from native Douglas fir.
Carving the blades which are made from native Douglas fir.

Winding the copper coils
Winding the copper coils

wt_indy5.jpg

Preparing the copper coils for joining
Preparing the copper coils for joining

author by C - RSCpublication date Tue Sep 04, 2012 21:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..

Placing the magnet on the rotor disks
Placing the magnet on the rotor disks

wt_indy10.jpg

Adding the resin to make up the 2 rotor disks
Adding the resin to make up the 2 rotor disks

Cleaning up the stator (which is made up of copper coils in resin)
Cleaning up the stator (which is made up of copper coils in resin)

wt_indy13.jpg

author by C - RSCpublication date Tue Sep 04, 2012 21:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..

The turbine frame on the tower head
The turbine frame on the tower head

Some finishing touches
Some finishing touches

Work also continued on a smaller turbine
Work also continued on a smaller turbine

Assembling the turbine for testing
Assembling the turbine for testing

Getting the blades balanced
Getting the blades balanced

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy