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Wind Power Project Salford

Wind Power Project

Activity Coordinators:

Jay Smith Richard Pilkington

Activity Type: Hands-on Activity
Max No. of Participants: 12
Typical On-site Location: Main Physics Teaching Lab (Newton 171)
Duration: 3 hours
Year Group: 10 to 12

Wind Power Project Student in Salford Physics

Activity Description

Wind power is a topical subject in the news, in relation to renewable and greener energy sources. How is power output optimised, and what are the variables that can affect the performance of a wind generator? The students will investigate the power output of a wind generator, using a mechanical method and an electric method, and then look at the effects of changing one or more of the design variables.

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