The wind turbine Engineers with a Mission is building for the World Hunger Relief farm, however, is meant to be a demonstration of so-called "appropriate technology". What I mean by that is technology that doesn't fart in public. No, wait... I mean technology that is appropriate for the culture in which it is to be used. Since our long-term goal is to deploy small wind turbines in developing countries, we need to keep in mind the types of tools and materials that are available in these places. To be "appropriate", people must be able to repair, replace, and afford them in places like, Uganda, for instance, which makes carbon fibers "inappropriate" and likely to remain single indefinitely.
Eduardo, Greg, David, and I are truly men out standing in their field. Get it?
The blades were Greg's project. He did an excellent job. I tried not to drop them! We had to pose like this for some photographers that were doing a PR piece. It felt really corny to stand there like this, but I think the picture came out pretty good.