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Help Energise Grow Heathrow!

Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Energy | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

When it comes to electricity, Grow Heathrow is entirely off-grid, meaning all the electrical power used is generated on site.

With our friends at Cambridge Greentech, we have arranged a four day workshop to design, construct and install a small DIY wind turbine, using basic materials and tools. We’ll be following the design guidelines laid out in Hugh Piggott’s book: “A Wind Turbine Recipe Book”.

To make this possible, we’ll need to raise some funds. So Transition Heathrow is launching it’s first ever crowdfunding campaign. If you want to help energise Grow Heathrow for the winter, then use the Donate button on our website to make a contribution.

But that’s not all! The workshop is designed to teach the skills needed to make your own wind turbine, and we’re looking for people to join in. Participants will learn woodcraft, metalcraft, electronics, and more. The workshop will be over four days, from the 2nd to the 5th of November. If you’d like to attend, please email info@transitionheathrow.com or call our site number 07890751568.

We’re hoping to raise £1000 in the next two weeks. We rely on donations to fund these kind of projects, so if you’d like Grow Heathrow to continue doing what it does, please donate what you can.

And if you don’t have any spare cash, please send this on to someone who you think might!

One Comment on “Help Energise Grow Heathrow!”

  1. 1 Transition Heathrow » Blog Archive » How we built our wind turbine – Part 1 said at 9:42 pm on January 13th, 2013:

    […] turbine that was rated at 700 Watts, which would complement our existing 24V solar panels. A crowdfunding campaign helped us reach our funding target, and a date was pencilled into our diaries – the first […]