Inspiring renewable energy photos
from around the world
|These two wind generators are homemade sited in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Sitting on a test stand, this is a 6 blade, 5ft diameter turbine, connected to a modified car alternator. It produces about 800 watts in a 30 mph wind.|
|This is Richard's first turbine, 4ft in diameter, 4 blades. It recently withstood 60 mph winds with no furling mechanism.
Richard Lewis has written a book to help others make their own wind generators.
|Winter comes to renewable power station.
Based in Harrow - Rowan Langley keeps a log of output that you can view online.
|Rowan's changeover switches between grid and solar.
"Renewable energy brings a real choice of supplier... Mine or theirs"
|75 kW Vestas wind turbine at Cilgwyn, Pantperthog, in the Dyfi Valley. Developed and owned by a co-operative called Bro Dyfi Community, who sell the electricity to the Centre for Alternative Technology. The name for the turbine is 'Pwer Pobl' or 'People Power'|
| This is microgeneration at its best.
The turbine can generate 163,500kwh a year - enough for around 50 homes.
More details can be found on our DIY Renewables page.
|Framework for Paul and Deb's solar array. Quite a business putting that lot up - but you can see it's going to do the job! And their solar panels have earned them mention in the House of Commons.|
|At Paul and Deb's website you can view the process of their 16panel solar photovoltaic cell array installation. They also have a lot of good advice there - so pay them a visit.|
|This is one of two photovoltaic solar panels providing 65watts of power in total - together with the wind turbine they charge a carbon fibre battery. See details at Nigel Hunt's website.|
|This turbine charged Nigel's large carbon fibre battery for 10 years in Suffolk UK. The generator is a 60watts WG910 Rutland Windcharger from Marlec.|
|Now he has upgraded to a 200watts Navitron - will be updating on its performance. His website is well worth a visit.|
|Thermal Solar panels at Snuff Mills, Bristol, UK|
|Devon village house with active solar hot water heating|
|AVAG self build houses incorporate solar photovoltaic cells on southern facing roofs.|
|Some chose detached designs, whilst others chose terrace or semi-detached. Read what Marco says about his choice.|