A 14-foot wind turbine can power up to 40 percent of household energy needs on an energy efficient home. Clackamas Community College (CCC) will offer a one-week Home Built Wind Turbine class from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29.
The wind turbine class is a hands-on seminar covering construction of residential wind power generators using welding/cutting, drill press and wood-cutting hand tools. Students in the seminar will participate in construction of a residential wind turbine from scratch.
Instruction will include discussions of windmill types and efficiencies as well as information on simple versus sophisticated designs.
The class will meet daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the two-credit class is $350. For more information or to register, call 503-594-3318.