Windspire/Container Project Assembly Team!
With the onset of the first day being thrown into the water I’m sure that a few of us within the group were cringing at the sheer amount of work needed to be done to get this Windspire/Container project off the ground. However, as the days roll past, the excitement, intensity, and enthusiasm keeps building. Our group held a meeting in the printmaking room with the Head professional Mechanical Engineer (Jim Lorenzen) of Lorenzen Engineering. I wish I had a picture to show the red glow on the sides of all our faces from the working and functional LED sign that welcomed Jim Lorenzen. A lot of questions were answered and now our group is getting down to fine and intricate details. Finalized and detailed drawings will be presented to Noel about different framing, roofing, doors, skylights, and everything in between. The drawings are then going to be forwarded to Ray at Lorenzen Engineering who has agreed to render them in an AUTO-CAD program for us (for a more professional aesthetic!). The engineers are handling the electrical aspects, whereas the artists are coming with samples for the interior design (as far as insulation,flooring, and walls go), and finally are planning to start physical work on the container within the coming weeks.
The Meeting with Lorenzen Engineering
Thursday March 11, 2010. The day started in quite a hopeful manner and soon turned into what was definitely the biggest breakthrough of our group thus far – the meeting with the representatives from Lorenzen Engineering. Lorenzen Engineering is the retailer for Windspire wind turbine (manufactured by Mariah Power) in the Windsor region.
The proposed meeting started at 2:30 PM in room 135 of the LeBel Building with Andrew Kingstone, Owner/Master Electrician at A.T Electrical Services and Ray Koehler, Professional Engineer at Lorenzen Engineering. Soon we were all headed to the Nature bridge/pedestrian overpass connecting the sidewalks of the Huron Church road. There they checked the electrical room and assessed the possibility of setting up the wind turbine at the top of the pedestrian bridge. They showed complete satisfaction and proposed that the project is do-able.
Now the next step would be that the company will send us a note of permission for the use of their name to be used in our next plans to put up an advertising campaign to push forward this idea in our Windsor community through the University of Windsor platform. We hope that this innovative project will help create awareness and promote education about the use of Green energy as intended. We would like to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to Mr. James Lorenzen, the owner of the Lorenzen Engineering for showing immense support for our project!
Dream it, Plan it, do it...
This week we made great progress and got replies from two companies, and more importantly positive ones!!!
We are overjoyed by the reply of Mr. Lorenzen of the Lorenzen Engineering Corporation. they are looking to site a Windspire device in the Huron Church area as a demonstration project. Also, Cleanfield Energy has expressed great interest in the project.