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Bristol Wind Energy Company introduces four wind turbine prototypes built in Rhode Island

News International-French

23 Feb 2016

The company created by IYRS School of Composites Technology in Bristol, RI challenges students to build functioning composite wind turbines.

To the general public, the Bristol Wind Energy Company (BWE) is not a real company. But for sixteen students at IYRS School of Composites Technology in Bristol, RI, BWE management gave just seven weeks of production time and a deadline of February 19th, 2016 to produce four functioning wind turbine prototypes made of lightweight composite materials – the lightest, strongest build materials available.

Armed with nothing but the knowledge acquired through four months of full-time composites fabrication training, four student teams were tasked with producing a construction & production timeline, 3-D computer-aided-designs (CAD) for all components of the wind turbines, component specifications, a plan and process for constructing the wind turbine parts, and then completing the building and assembling process.

About IYRS school of composites technology:
Composites are a growing field with broad economic impact. The demand for lighter, stronger building materials, and the people who know how to work with them, has never been greater. The American Composites Manufacturing Association projects the composites industry to grow 6.5% by year 2020.

IYRS School of Composites Technology is a post-secondary 6-month training program educating and certifying students to be workforce-ready with a skill-set applicable and valuable to industries such as aerospace, green energy, aviation, manufacturing, boating, marine and watersports, automotive, construction and much more.

IYRS School of Technology & Trades is a non-profit experiential education school, preparing students to enter a global manufacturing and making workforce, with campuses in Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island.

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