07/13/2018 at 13:45 •
To make energy generation accessible with 3D printing.
I had been selected to join the International Antarctic Expedition (IAE), ClimateForce: Antarctica, that equips leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.
This expedition gave me the ability to learn from experts on the subject of climate change as well as equip myself to be in a position to create an impact back home.
I wanted to use this opportunity as a platform to promote the use of 3D printing to give access to renewable energy to as many people as possible. Even though the maximum output if this generator is 50-100W, it can act as a blueprint for others to get into improving manufacturability of wind turbine or generator designs. Maybe this could inspire some college students who take up this project to pursue renewables as a career.
This generator was used in Antarctica along with CFA2018 and the organisation 2041 to generate power and power our electronics. It goes to show the resilience in 3D printed parts and what amazing things this technology can do in the future and play and important role in creating a sustainable future.
Assembling the wind turbine in Antarctica proved to be quite a challenge with gloves on.