A one-week seminar
at Clackamas Community College this June will provide instruction on building a
wind turbine suitable for home use. The Home Built Wind Turbine seminar will
take run from Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 28, at CCC. It is
presented by the Renewable Energy Technology program at the college.
“A 14-foot wind
turbine can power up to 40 percent of the energy needs of a typical home,” said
Jim Stager, instructor in CCC’s electronics program.
Students in the
class will build a wind turbine from scratch. The hands-on seminar will cover
construction of residential wind power generators using welding/cutting, drill
press and wood-cutting hand tools.
include discussions of windmill types and efficiencies, adequate vs.
sophisticated designs, and directions for the project students will build in
class costs $350. For more information, call 503-594-3318.