Propel-E is 3D printable wind turbine. It can be made with easy to find parts and is completely open-source.With it’s maximum power output of 50W, it proves that real power can be made with a much smaller carbon footprint than other windturbines of similar size.
Own website: https://www.fromwastetowind.com
The project can be used to teach about several topics such as electricity, renewable energy, sustainability or digital fabrication.
With our wind turbines, we aim to reduce the waste problem step by step. Our wind turbines are 3D-printed bioplastics like PLA. We are also migrating away from rare-earth magnets towards ferrite magnets. In this way we reduce the need for polluting mining practices and unhealthy manufacturing conditions.
SDG Profile (selected SDG’s)
- 4 - Quality Education
- 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
- 9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
- 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
- 12- Responsible Consumption and Production
- 13 - Climate Action
All the materials needed, plans and guides are available online.
Elaborating on the work of Precious Plastics, Scoraig Wind, Otherpower, and many more from the DIY- and maker community, Propel-E doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but adds on known and tested designs. It is designed to be manufactured in a FabLab context and to be applied anywhere else.