I am a strong believer in Sustainability as a key factor for our future and that led me to initiate projects to generate electricity with traditional Dutch windmills.
During a workshop with Piet Chevalier I have learned about the Hugh Piggott wind turbine and it gave me a wonderful proud feeling when we finished a working wind turbine from scratch in three (long) days of work with relatively simple means.
I want to share this experience with other people through workshops. I recognize the keen and efficient design of the Hugh Piggott wind turbine and I like to improve it where possible in favor of the application in developing countries and to support the I-love-Windpower movement.
Research specialities and interest:
Studied Material Science and Engineering at the TU Delft with specialisation production technology
Interest in traditional old Dutch windmills
Hands-on experience in building Hugh Piggott type wind turbines and building solar panels
Grid connection of renewable energy systems
Professional knowledge of airplane structural design
Certified project manager IPMA C
Activities within ILWP
Leading activities at Small Windturbine Test site in Schoondijke
Support workshops from time to time in Holland
Personal info you like to share:
I live with my wife and four kids in Antwerpen (Belgium). I am working in the aerospace industry at Fokker Aerostructures in the Netherlands.