Increasing Efficiency: Trim Turbines
These challenges were developed as part of the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2015/2016.
The competition is now closed but why not complete one of the challenges as part of your school's STEM club, in class, or even to run your own school competition?
BP operates 13 wind farms in the U.S. and invests in 13 others – together they generate enough renewable electricity to power about 500,000 homes. More efficient wind turbines can increase the amount of power each of them produces, helping to tackle climate change.
Do an investigation to find out how to make a wind turbine more efficient.
How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you and your students.
You may wish to use these optional introductory resources to get them started: