Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine

This plan shows how to make a rugged and inexpensive classroom wind turbine that can be used for lab bench-based blade design experiments. While a few specialized parts are needed (a hub and DC motor), the rest of the components are easily found at most hardware stores.

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2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.

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2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.