Piggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine

Hugh Piggott

  • The PIggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine, 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.
Product description
  • The PIggott Axial Flux Alternator Wind Turbine, 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)

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

Distributors/implementing organizations

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

Market suggested retail price

Hugh Piggott estimates the price of the smallest turbine to be about $300 USD.

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.

Thesis presentation from Delft University lists price as $1,000 – $2,000 USD

Competitive landscape

Biro Air Turbine, Bornay Inclin 600, Quietrevolution qr5, Totempower Prototype SD-1, Rutland 910-4 Furlmantic Windcharger.

Target user(s)

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

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