We asked Mr. Matthew St. Louis for his input on what way we should go in building the stand for the turbine. He is an engineer here at the University of Windsor and has seen the turbine so we thought he would be of some help in this or would know someone who could help us. He suggested to us the best design we should go with in our situation and also the materials we should look for. He met with us at the site which we plan to mount the turbine and agreed that it is a good location but may need fencing to go around it as a safety precaution. He referred us to Al, an engineer that works for a company here in Windsor. We contacted him and he said that he would be able to build the stand for us, but the problem was that he required payment for this which we do not have. Finally we spoke with a peer of ours in this class, who is in the engineering program. He volunteered to draw up the design for the stand of the turbine. As soon as we have the design we will know what materials we will need and meet with local companies and convince them to supply the materials for free. With help from engineering students in the class we will use the materials obtained and have the turbine mounted in no time.
Also, our task for March 1 is to attend two conference calls – one with CleanField, and another with Lorenzen Engineering.