The visit yesterday from Pontarddulais students to our sister co-op, Awel wind farm was blessed by sunshine and wind. The 60 Year 5 students were really interested in learning about Cooperatives and about wind power. They were keen to see more solar power too from Egni Co-op.
The students already had a high level of understanding of climate change and electricity generation. They had an insatiable thirst for knowledge! We answered 1,999 questions from ‘why is it painted grey?’ to ‘how many magnets in a generator?’…! The visit included a trip inside the wind turbine to look at the measurements of wind speed, tip speed and running hours to date. The turbine has been running some 18,000 hours to date, about 4 times the design life of a car already. We’re looking forward to meeting some of these future engineers again!