Wind Turbine for the Recyclers' Farm & Garden

idea by RecyclersGarden
Wind Turbine for the Recyclers' Farm & Garden




Overview of Idea


A group of Columbia University students who are volunteers at the Recyclers' Farm & Garden are excited to install a pilot wind tower on the premises in order to provide electricity to the site and to set a precedent for other Brooklyn neighborhoods on how to use 'natural' non-polluting energy.

idea specifics: what will the $500 fund?

The group will install a 450 Watt 12 Volt Wind Turbine with a Brushless Alternator and 360 degree free rotation on the mounting pole. The "Post Adapter" that secures the turbine to the pole carries the slip ring and brush gear enabling the turbine to rotate. We have chosen a fairly simple wind turbine so that we can examine all the pieces and after understanding the mechanisms behind the turbine, we can build up other wind towers using recycling materials. An example would be to use old electrifan blades as blades for the turbine.

In the process, high school students from our neighbor school and other people in the community can learn the skills and the value of using wind (so abundant in this area!) as a of clean and renewable energy.

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Great job!

by Andrew17
almost 4 years ago | Reply

So awesome! You go guys!

by stefcardillo
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Good luck with you project!

by McFarland
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Fantastic project!!

by audreylw
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Great job! to you all!

by Andrew J.
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Nice work Clara and the rest of the team!

by carolynalvino
almost 4 years ago | Reply

I hope I managed to vote for this great idea!

by claudiabaez @me.com
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Thanks for voting!! :)

by RecyclersGarden
almost 4 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, April 02

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Monday, April 23
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Monday, April 23

Voting Ended
Monday, April 30
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Winner Announced
Monday, April 30

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