Small Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop
- Published: September 17, 2014
Dan Bartmann, co-author of Homebrew Wind Power: A hands-on guide to harnessing the wind, will be leading a five-day workshop, Sept 23-27, for Antioch College students and community wind power enthusiasts. They will learn how to make a relatively quiet and durable 10 feet diameter wind turbine from scratch. This design is ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems from scratch for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.
Through a combination of lecture and hands-on work, participants will learn the theory behind and how to build each component of the turbine, as well as final assembly and testing of the finished product. Students will develop knowledge and skills in basic electricity, wood working, metal working, resin casting, and a variety of other skills needed to fabricate the three-phase axial flux alternators, wooden blades, and the metal frame for the wind turbines. In addition, students will gain an understanding of wind energy, wind turbine design, towers, wind site assessment, and the basic physics of how the energy in moving air is turned into electricity.
Learn more about the course description here.
The price of the workshop through Buckville Energy is $800. A half-price rebate is available. For more information or to register for the course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckville Energy is an IREC Accredited Continuing Education Provider(tm)
Who Should Attend?
· Students of environmental studies interested in learning more about wind turbines
· Educators wishing to learn more about this exciting field, and/or design their own multi-disciplinary curriculum
· Individuals interested in building their own turbines
· Individuals interested in working in the wind energy field
· Engineers interested in learning about wind turbine design and construction
· Aid workers in developing countries
Learn more about Buckville Energy and Dan Bartmann.