Wind Power is an Open Educational Resource created by FusedWorks - http://www.fusedworks.com team from Doncaster College - http://www.don.ac.uk. Within the JISC - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ - funded project ‘Renewable, Environmental and Construction Technology Open Resource – REaCTOR, this application has been created alongside others:
* Renewable comparison
* Solar thermal
* Heat pumps
* Rainwater harvesting
* Greywater re-use
* Wind energy
The resources are available on stand-alone platforms and on mobile devices. Each resource is free to use and can be used as teaching and learning support material.
The Micro-Wind Turbine resource concentrates on how wind energy is converted into electricity for domestic usage. An introduction to the mechanics of wind and turbine operation is made. Small domestic turbines are then placed into context with reference to other turbine types and larger-scale turbines. Detailed 3D interactive models allow the user to examine a domestic wind turbine scenario, complete with, electricity flow, on and off-grid options, and component selection and information-extraction procedures. The issues surrounding the installation and placement of turbines are outlined.
Resource based on reference materials gathered in co-operation with educational and commercial sectors in UK (National Skills Academy Environmental Technologies, EU Skills, HE Academy Discipline Lead, Leeds College of Building and many others).
User manual for the application is available at the project website under the section "Resources".
Read more about the project at http://www.reactor.fusedworks.com
This is version which works fine but still few small elements will be implemented before end of October 2012.