Wind Turbine Construction Workshop Uni.lu 2017 Review

With a group of students from Uni.lu we built a small wind turbine – Do-It-Yourself style as a hands-on working experience with a great outcome.

This workshop was a joint project between University of Luxembourg, PureSelfMade & the Lycée technique ‘d Ettelbruck, where the Workshop took place. Last year we already organized such a Workshop at Project Windmobile, a school project on the Lycée, wich was very successful.

Rotor assembly

 

In the Workshop we built all components of the wind turbine ourselves, as always in PureSelfMade-Workshops, so every step of the process could be topic during the week. A variety of tools and machines as well as hands-on working techniques were used.

Mounting the Rotor

The turbine was built following Hugh Piggott’s 2F design. It has a rotor diameter of 2m and can produce almost 500W rated power. It is planned to be installed on the campus of Uni.lu after in 2017 as an example of a simple off-grid system.

I enjoyed working together in this project. I could gain experience and background knowledge about wind energy.

 

Mostly I enjoyed following the project step by step while working with all different materials that you don’t see in daily life.

Working on the blades

During the week, we all could do a lot of networking and knowledge exchange. Two members of the Wind Empowerment executive board, Alfie and Jessica, also joined the project for a while. We went to see the Minister of Environment of Luxembourg, Carole Dieschbourg, and other people in the country, to discuss further opportunities for collaboration.

I am super exited about these things going on! Luxembourg’s new slogan “Let’s make it happen” explains very well how things work in this nice country!

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Jonathan Schreiber
I started PureSelfMade to develop and spread DIY knowledge on renewable energies. I'm an enthusiast on home built small wind turbines, off-grid systems and other DIY projects. I teach hands-on workshops and publish on PureSelfMade.com. More about my background.

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