With a new start to the school year underway Winds of Change has now formed two more student teams to tackle the new challenged observed on previous trips. Our new teams will focus on two key areas in the 2016/2017 projects.
The first being the cost reduction of the windmill itself. While the original design was mindful of cost and performance, additional modifications can be made to further reduce the overall costing. The team will be looking at the overall dimensions of the windmill vs performance and other areas that can be redesigned for a reduction.
The second of our team will be engineering a low cost, packaged irrigation system for use within this and other communities. Low cost / hands-free irrigation is a vital part of survival in these harsh conditions and will often make the difference between a successful vs failed growing season.
More news to come as the teams continue their pursuit!