15歲少年的渦輪機設計為肯尼亞社區供電

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15歲少年的渦輪機設計為肯尼亞社區供電

一個15歲孩子發明的風力渦輪機正在幫助向東非的社區提供電力。

該渦輪機可以平放在一個盒子裡,它是由道格拉斯-馬卡尼為2018年的一個競賽設計的。

現在,它已被格拉斯哥喀里多尼亞大學(GCU)的一個學生工程師團隊開發成一個真正的工作原型(這意味着產品的早期版本)。

學生們經過幾年的努力創造了它,他們還增加了兩塊太陽能電池板,為它提供額外的動力。

你不需要任何專業培訓就可以安裝這個設備,它的目的是幫助肯尼亞從自然災害中恢復過來的地區,以及距離遙遠且沒有適當電力連接的農村地區。

現年19歲並設計了渦輪機的道格拉斯-馬卡尼說。"看到我在紙上的想法變成了一個可以工作的原型,這真是令人驚訝。

"它的發展遠遠超出了我在提出設計時的想象。

GCU大學的高級教師安德魯-考威爾說。"製作風力渦輪機是為了產生足夠的電力,為救災區或難民營的一盞燈和兩個USB插座供電。

"這項技術將能夠通過使其負擔得起、可靠和低碳來改善能源供應"。

他補充說,該渦輪機將更容易運輸到農村地區,因為它可以被包裝成扁平狀,並很容易掛起,這將有助於降低成本和能源價格。

該項目被稱為 "非洲Angaza",它將於2023年3月1日開始,持續12個月。


A wind turbine invented by a 15-year-old is helping to provide power to communities in East Africa.

The turbine can be packed flat in a box and it was designed by Douglas Macartney for a competition in 2018.

Now it has been developed into a real working prototype (which means an early version of a product), by a team of student engineers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

The students worked over several years to create it, and they also added two solar panels to give it extra power.

You don't need any specialist training to put up the device which is intended to help areas in Kenya recovering from natural disasters and in rural areas far away and not connected to proper electricity.

Douglas Macartney, who is now 19 and designed the turbine, said: "It has been amazing to see how my idea on paper has been turned into a working prototype.

"It has been developed way beyond what I would have thought possible when I was coming up with the design."

Andrew Cowell, a senior teacher at GCU University, said: "The wind turbine was made to generate enough electricity to power a light and two USBs sockets in a disaster relief zone or a refugee camp.

"The technology would be able to improve energy access by making it affordable, reliable and low carbon."

He added that the turbine will be easier to transport into rural areas because it can be packed flat and put up easily which will help to reduce costs and energy prices.

The project is called 'Angaza Africa' and it will start on March 1 2023 and run for 12 months.

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