ACE is a french student association wich promotes and handcrafts renewable energies, windturbine in particular.
We are a group student from a french engineering school (Grenoble Inp Ense3) in Grenoble. The association is quite young (5 years old) but has grown up from a 5 people team to a fifty one.
Formation of the 11/2016
So we deals with different handmade renewable energies such as :
- Windturbine (Hugh Piggott ones)
- Hydroelectric turbine
- Solar pannels
- also open-minded to new ideas about energies (a prototype/demonstrator of sterling motor is coming for example).
We have 6 different axes in the association :
-R&D about the Piggott windturbine : mechanical active pitch on blades, fiberglass blades, improvement of electronics…
-International projects : electrification of schools in Marocco (one with a windturbine, another with solar pannels) + formation to moroccan student
-Hydroelectric turbine : development of an hydroelectric turbine with Hydr’Open association.
-Solar : making solar pannels from cells.
-Sensitization : Making prototypes, organizing conferences, exchange with children.
-Roof : Settle a windturbine on the roof of our school’s building and using it as the test platform.
The particularity of a student association is like most of the people go in and out every two years. Therefore, we have a system to transmit the knowledge : each year the “old members” teach the new ones how to construct a Piggott windturbine.
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