Hydraulic engineer for wind turbine project
Develop a water pump controller to interconnect small wind turbine with submersible pumps.
Innovation in engineering design. Form part of an open-source technology development team. Exposure to Tamil culture. Interact with rural communities.
Context of the need:
Minvayu is a social project that wants to help rural areas of India to be electrically self sufficient.
It is developing and adapting open-source technologies to build affordable small wind turbines and also training local mechanics to build, install and maintain them. This can offer a sustainable small business that can be run by local entrepreneurs and create a local energy solution.
To develop a modern wind turbine to pump water in a more efficient way.
Minimum duration is 6 months. It is possible to extend the period if there is the need. ( Non-Indians must be aware of the visa conditions - see our visa pages.)
Morning hours 9 to 12, Monday to Friday.
Afternoon hours 1 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Independent and autonomous. Science background. Knowledge of power electronics. Understanding programming, arduino/PIC controllers is preferred, but not essential. Engineer with work experience is a plus.