SMart Wind Engages Students in Offshore Wind

SMart Wind Engages Students in Offshore Wind

SMart Wind’s SMart Futures team visited Hornsea College and Language school last week to transfer the knowledge about offshore wind power to students and to talk to them about the proposed Hornsea Project Two Offshore Wind Farm.

SMart Wind held the event to help students understand more about interconnecting offshore wind farms and how they can help contribute to the UK’s renewable energy targets. In teams, students built their own wind turbines and then linked them up to a battery pack to see how much energy they could produce.

The teams then competed to see who could generate the most power at the lowest cost. Mass, area of the blades, Speed and Immovability are all taken into account.

The focus of the event was to engage students in the Supergrid STEM (Science, Technology and Maths) activity and provide them with experience of how the STEM subjects can convert into careers, particularly in the Humber Estuary area which has seen large growth demand for jobs in engineering and renewable energy, in part due to the offshore wind projects proposed and being built in the North Sea.

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