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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. 


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


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


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

Language skills

Computer required


Number of volunteers needed: 1


Mentor: Jorge
Email: [email protected]
Phonenumber: +91 9786296441