Off-Grid Small Scale Wind Turbine

Recipient:

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Amount:

$9,000

The Wind TERPines student group received a grant to developing a 0.5m diameter turbine, as well as creating actionable plans for the marketing and deployment of a turbine that serves a real-world application. The turbine construction is for the Department of Energy’s 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition, but the team is looking to extend its competition efforts to make an on-campus impact. The turbine will be displayed near the manufacturing building during deployment to introduce the campus to wind energy. It would also serve as a teaching tool for future students in ENAE788I: Wind Energy Theory, and ENAE481, a senior aerospace design class.