We have been fine tuning our techniques with the Clarkson facilities group in raising and lowering the turbine. The unit is anchored to the bearing wall of the TAC building at Clarkson and as we wait on the official sign-off from the NY PE, it gives us an opportunity to set the guy wire lengths and optimize the procedures.
The DTI 3.0 install at Clarkson University will be on the roof of the Technology Advancement Center. A specially designed pad and guy wire arrangement was constructed to secure the turbine. The turbine will have a clear access to prevailing winds from the WSW and as both a research and teaching tool, the Clarkson DTI 3.0 wind turbine will serve a variety of needs for years to come.
Final duct assembly on the Clarkson Turbine was completed a couple weeks ago, but we have not caught up to posting our news. Great to see everyone helping out and a great big THANKS to the Facilities folks here!
Progress continues to be made by VISTEX on the blade molding tool. Pictured is part of the compression mold used for the composite blade fabrication. Looking forward to the first blade set using this process!
Many thanks to Asgaard Farm & Dairy for the invitation to speak about our turbine at the annual Adirondack Land Trust Meeting today on their farm. Looking forward to getting our next unit installed there! Photo below by acclaimed photographer Nathan Farb.
A little over excited to see parts coming together in the shop! Apparently the devil is in the details, so it is great to see our shop personnel so detail oriented! Below is the stub section under manufacture. Thanks to Mark Hebel for his efforts on this!