|Wind Systems for Pumping Water: A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1984, 93 p.)|
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour
OBJECTIVES: To discuss and list factors which must be considered in selecting wind system components.
To identify and discuss technical and cultural factors to be considered when designing wind pump systems
MATERIALS: Blackboard or large paper and felt tip pens
Step 1: 10 minutes
Have the participants name two or three items that they might choose for application in the wind pump experience for everyday living in the country.
Step 2: 15 minutes
Invite suggestions for a list of the technical and cultural factors that might be used in selecting each item.
Step 3: 10 minutes
Have the people examine the lists and suggest changes in the lists that they might make if they were selecting wind systems and pumps.
Step 4: 20 minutes
Discuss the environmental impact of various different types of wind systems and pumps.
Include overall appearance of the finished wind system and the fact that in wooded areas it may be necessary to cut trees to get enough wind.
Step 5: 5 minutes
Summarize, including the fact that some of the factors are more important to a given person than other factors.