Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wind Turbine Project: Part 14 (really)

For the last few years, our Engineers with a Mission chapter has been trying to build a small wind turbine on a farm near our university. It's been so long since we started it, that there is only one student left who has not graduated (and he's only here because he's working on an MBA).

Drum roll please... it is now working!! We built it from scratch using only a set of plans, and that wasn't even very clear. The tower had to be designed without even a plan, and then built. So now it sits at the World Hunger Relief farm spinning in the breeze, making electricity. Right now we have the electricity being dissipated in a set of high-power resistors (turned into heat) analogous to flaring natural gas.

1 comment:

Greg said...

2 students, thank you!