Cwrs adeiladu tyrbin gwynt 2008
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On the 18th to the 25th of August 2008 in the mountains of North Wales a very successful week-long event was held to build a wind turbine from scratch to produce up to 500W of electrical power sustainably without CO2 emissions.
Fifteen young people aged 16 to 25 from all over Wales took part. During the week we learnt the knowledge and practical skills needed to construct a wind turbine, ranging from woodwork: carving out the blades; alternator construction: magnets, coils and resin casting, metalwork: fabrication and welding, and electronics: power circuits and soldering.
We also discussed Sustainability, self-sufficiency, renewable and decentralised energy, local manufacturing, utilisation of local materials, and peer-education, as well as the open sharing of knowledge.
The wind turbine came together and it worked! We took it up a near hill to test, were it successfully powered a laptop, large sound system and lights for the celebration that then ensued, during the test the wind turbine produced more power than we could use.
Building the wind turbine was a great way to learn the skills of how to build technology. Hopefully giving participants some of the skills that will be needed to tackle the challenges we face.
The wind turbine was erected again at the WYFSD annual meeting on September the 13th-14th.
If you would any more information on the wind turbine or anything else on practical projects please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is some more information and pictures of the week.
An account by Glyn Hudson
An account by Amy Underwood Thompson
Read about the Snowdonia National Park and how it helped us…
Dan Bates on winding coils…
A short description…
Wind turbine goes up at the residential
The wind turbine is taken to the wyfsd residential.
download the project report
And some interesting external links:
For more info on Aran Eales and V3 Power who helped run the course.
Read about a wind turbine that is being built at the moment…
The homepage of Hugh Piggott the wind turbine master.