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Mechanic and Aerodynamic Engineer for Wind turbines project

Duration: 6 months

Daily Tasks

Develop a new design of light weight wind turbine.

Skills gained

Problem solving. Innovation in engineering design. Take part of an open-source technology development team. Exposure to Tamil culture. Interaction with rural communities.

Opportunity Description

The 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 an open-source small wind turbines design able to be built in rural areas, creating a sustainable model.

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 am, Monday to Friday.
Afternoon hours 1 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Prerequisites

Independent and autonomous. Science background. Experience is preferred but not indispensable if strong motivation is there and some skills.

Language skills

Computer required

YES

Number of volunteers needed: 1