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Hydraulic engineer for wind turbine project

Duration: 6 months

Daily Tasks

Develop a water pump controller to interconnect small wind turbine with submersible pumps.

Skills gained

Innovation in engineering design. Form part of an open-source technology development team. Exposure to Tamil culture. Interact with rural communities.

Opportunity Description

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. 

Goal: 

To develop  a modern wind turbine to pump water in a more efficient way.

Duration:

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.)

 

 

Timing

 

Morning hours 9 to 12, Monday to Friday.
Afternoon hours 1 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Prerequisites

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.

Language skills

Software skills

Computer required

YES