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Understanding sustainable energy

Photos 8:41 PM 02-09-20

Understanding sustainable energy

The Darwin200 Young Scientists are undertaking a series of research projects focused on understanding sustainable energy, in particular, wind power. After seeing several spectacular windfarms around the UK, teams of young scientists had to design their own miniature ones, testing different techniques and blade shapes. Each team had to construct their own wind turbine. We used a little electric motor to act as a dynamo and a very sensitive volt meter to detect the output! The results were quite surprising! A Darwin200 video will follow shortly but in the meantime, here are a few photos of some of the designs they developed!

Big thanks to the Avangrid Foundation for making this possible!

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