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Building a Wind Farm In Your Classroom I llinois V alley C ommunity C ollege Oglesby, IL www.ivcc.edu
Jim Gibson, Electronics Program Coordinator Sue Isermann, Associate VP for Academic Affairs Jamie Gahm, Director of Continuing Education and Business Services Rose Marie Lynch, Communications Instructor
IVCC’s Wind Energy Technician Program Two certificates – Basic and Advanced Started Fall 2010 – Classes full Grant funding -National Science Foundation $560,00 -Small Business Administration Congressional Grant $220,000 -U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development $99,000 -Illinois Clean Energy Commission Foundation $30,000 Certificates to lead to A.A.S. degree
Illinois Ranks High in Wind Energy Development 4 th in existing wind power capacity 14 th in wind potential Sources: American Wind Energy Association and National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Illinois Ranks High Good infrastructure: transmission lines, transportation Endorsed Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - 25% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, 75% of that from wind
Wind Energy Technician Jobs 1 technician for 10 – 15 turbines In / near IVCC district -Over 600 turbines -Over 300 permitted for construction Starting wages $24 - $25 an hour
Rationale for a Mini Wind Farm in Your Classroom Capitalize on curiosity about visible turbines Utilize hands-on project to focus on various concepts Highlight “green” energy Introduce/reinforce technical knowledge & skills
Assemble 1.Connect load to control Put flat spot (on LED) on right 2.Connect control to conductor 3.Connect conductor to second control 4.Connect second control to source
Test Turn on wind source (fan) Does light work?
Add a Load Connect conductors from one load to another Two teams work together Wire colors must match Connections made on same side of control
Test Turn on wind source (fan) Does light work? Is it dimmer?
Add a Source: Build a Wind Farm Connect conductors from one source to another Two teams still working together Wire colors must match Connections made on same side of control Wind Farm
Test Turn on wind source (fan) Does light work? Is it brighter?
Congratulations! You Have Successfully Built and Tested a Wind Farm
Cost to Build a Wind Farm in Your Classroom SOURCE: DC motor $5 - propeller $2 CONDUCTOR: Wire $5 for 100 feet CONTROL: Terminal strip $2 per unit LOAD: LED 25 cents per unit TOWER: PVC pipe, tees, elbows $5 OTHER SUPPLIES: Wood, screws, etc. $7 TOTAL COST - 2 turbines, 8 teams about $48
Sources for Parts Electronics stores Lumber Yards Hardware stores Online - Specific sites listed in handbook
For Instructions on Building Mini Wind Turbines and full details on Building a Wind Farm
For More About Wind Energy Technician Careers See videos at www.ivcc.edu/wind
For Additional Information… Jim Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org 815-224-0453 Sue Isermann email@example.com 815-224-0408 Jamie Gahm firstname.lastname@example.org 815-224-0428 Rose Marie Lynch email@example.com 815-224-0209 www.ivcc.edu/wind www.ivcc.edu/nsf
To Anticipate Your Quiz Results… and demonstrate this activity can be done by non-technical teachers…. 10 questions - Median Pre QuizPost Quiz Technical Teachers/ Administrators 3.57.5 Non-Technical Teachers/ Administrators 18 Results from a previous session On post quiz, non-technical teachers/administrators scored as well as technical teachers/administrators