Open Source Wind Turbine

Build A Low Cost Wind Turbine – Perth Workshop

I’ll be showing you how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It’s an easy process, no previous experience is necessary. The turbine is powerful, rooftop-scale, sturdy, safe, quiet, and efficient. Information will be provided on how to mount everything and attach applications for producing electricity, irrigation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and other uses.

My name is Daniel Connell, I’m a renewable energy and open source technology designer. For the last eight years I’ve been working on setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops in Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The build process, with details on materials and tools, is documented in full on my website:

And there is an online community where you can ask questions and receive support in building and installing your own. The cost is $130 per person or $110 each if you bring a friend, with a 10% discount for students, retirees, and the unwaged. Places are limited, so booking is essential.

The day will also include a presentation and discussion on off-grid living, low-tech alternative infrastructure, open source hardware, my recent building project trips through Central America and India, and upcoming work deploying these kinds of solutions in refugee camps and remote communities.

All tools and materials are provided. We will be making one three-vane turbine per workshop, which will then be donated to a local community project.

To book please email – feel free to share and invite others.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Mar 04 2023



10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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