Tilting At Windmills 2018

On Saturday May 12, 2018, our first DIY wind turbine competition was held at Gabriola Elementary School (GES).

Congratulations to Mary Mitchell for winning the best of show competition for her savonius-styled, vertical axis wind turbine. She made it from PVC pipe, fabric, and glitter! Her prize was a month membership to the Gabriola Fitness Centre. We would like to thank Tasha and Jo-Jeff for this generous donation.

Here's a video of her turbine in action.

We would also like to thank Rob Ford of Pacifica Metals for fabricating and donating the testing assembly, Steve Wilford of Solar Den, and Principal Dave Travers of GES and his faculty and staff.

Here are some more photos from the day.