Piggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine

Hugh Piggott

The Piggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine is an open source wind turbine that can be built by end users.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Piggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine is an open source wind turbine technology (construction instructions available in Hugh Piggott’s manual, How to Build a Wind Turbine) that aims to use local materials to manufacture wind turbines of varying sizes and energy outputs.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Designed for construction in any country worldwide. Manuals are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian, Swahili, and Dutch.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Hugh Piggott’s manual is available for purchase online to all end users for personal construction of the turbine.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices for the parts for the smallest sized turbine amount to about 700 USD. Instruction manual does not have any known subsidies. Unknown if the materials necessary for construction are subsidized.

A thesis presentation from Delft University lists the price range as 1,000 – 2,000 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7 : Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Any individual looking to construct their own off-grid method of energy production

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