Community College students design wind energy solutions – The Peninsula

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  • Date: 25-Jan-2023
  • Source: The Peninsula…
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Community College students design wind energy solutions – The Peninsula

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The Mechanical Engineering Division of Engineering Technology Department at Community College of Qatar (CCQ) recently organised the ‘Top Turbine’ competition at CCQ Lusail campus.

Students taking part in the competition created innovative designs that generate electricity from wind energy suitable for open and camping places.

Speaking to The Peninsula on the sidelines of the event, Dr. Faysal Eliyan, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology Department, at CCQ, said, “Today we are conducting competition for the best wind turbine designed by students. The number one criterion is about the generation of maximum power possible with the maximum rotation speed.

“Now a days, people go for camping season in South of Qatar and some other areas where the access to the conventional power sources which has oil and fossil fuels is limited. So, there is a need to get advantage of the huge amount of winds available in the open camping areas for the personal uses of charging any battery operated devices such as mobile phones, cameras and light gadgets,” he added.

The competition was announced in July 2022 and its deadline was on January 19, 2023. The students made technical presentations which were evaluated by a panel of professors and, they made posters that summarised all aspects

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