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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations

Session 3 Large projects and community analysis

TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours

OBJECTIVES: To learn some of the factors affecting large projects.

To learn how to analyze a community situation regarding the possibility of a community wind project.

MATERIALS: Blackboard or equivalent

Trainer Note

The difference between the big projects and the small ones is the increase in stress on all the people and systems involved.

PROCEDURES:

Step 1: 30 minutes

Examine and discuss this increase in stress in terms of:

• The windmill

• The pump

• The water resources

• The material resources

• The people involved in building and maintenance

• The community

Step 2: 30 minutes

In terms of the community, discuss some of the important issues:

• Who will pay for the system?

• Who will build it?

• Who will gain by it?

• Who will lose by it?

• Who supports it being built?

• Who opposes it being built?

• Who will maintain it?

• Who will pay for the maintenance?

• What skills and crafts are available?

• What changes might occur in the community (cultural, environmental, health, religious beliefs, agricultural methods, traditional gender roles, economy) if the system is built?

Trainer Note

No technologies are without their impact on the environment. Discuss difficulties created by windmills in the past.