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[WEOnline2020] Technology WG Session

November 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Technology Working Group session

The technology working group session will focus on the recent developments and advances that are driving forward locally manufactured wind turbines and their associated electrical equipment. Three panels will share the flow of speech around themes that gathers different WindEmpowement members’ efforts of development. Each panelist will present their work through a quick presentation followed by a discussion oriented on challenges and key aspects to be considered for present and future developments.

Introduction, by Jean Alinei Wind Empowerment Technology Working group coordinator


Charge controller panel 

This panel will emphasize the challenges and diverse attempts at developing open source technology self manufactured charge controllers that plays a crucial role in SWT control and resilience.

Hugh Piggott author of the “Wind Turbine Recipe Book”, Inventor of the Piggott SWT design, Scotland UK.

Jonathan Schreiber CEO of Pure Self Made, Austria

Fernando Cembalo Responsible of Renewable Energy for the National Parks Agency, Argentina

Adrien Prévost Research engineer – CNRS Ampère lab, France


Power electronics panel

This panel will focus on the advances regarding open source power converters, that can be used for wind applications

Martin Jäger Open Hardware Architecte – Libre.solar, Germany

Adrien Prévost Research engineer – CNRS Ampère lab, France

Luiz Villa  Associate professor – LAAS-CNRS, France


Water pumping panel 

This panel will present applied projects tackling rural water pumping and their associated social and technical constraints. One hybrid solar/wind implementation in Germany will be presented followed by a solar approach. Finally, an update will be given on the last advances regarding wind pumping applications developed during WindEmpowerment knowledge exchange activities.

Ludwig ERNI Kollektiv, Germany

Loïc Quéval GeePs Lab CNRS, France

Esteban Van Dam co-founder of 500RPM, co-founder of Eolocal, Argentina


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November 22, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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