Global Wind Group is very excited to be installing our first vertical axis wind turbine at the University of Manitoba’s, Alternative Village.
The Alternative Village exists to provide the opportunity for researchers, students, practitioners, industry and the public to share ideas and learn about the choices we have with regard to energy and building strategies that are outside the current conventionally available options. To this end, we are able to provide a physical space to conduct research and testing programs on alternative energy technologies and building envelope systems. We also provide a collaborative learning environment; one that extends beyond the physical location of the strawbale research facility and is designed to increase the knowledge base of students, practicing professionals and the public in the theory and application of alternative energy technologies and building envelope systems.
Our 1.2 kW VAWT has been mounted on a university designed composite pole among the array of solar panels, wind testing equipment and straw bale building.
Stay tuned for updates to the installation via pictures and video.