UMD Sustainability Grant
I developed my wind turbine design to function at low wind speeds commonly found on the ground or at rooftop heights. After applying for a patent, I needed to conduct real-world testing.
I applied to the University of Maryland Sustainability Council to create a pilot scale model of my turbine. The turbine would have a number of functions:
1. To serve as a proof-of-concept for the design I created
2. An educational tool for the University of Maryland community, and a demonstration of the benefits of utilizing renewable technology
3. The basis for further improvements of the turbine design
I was awarded $7,400 to construct the hybrid vertical axis wind turbine on top of a laboratory in the UMD campus. The details for the grant can be found here.