The students were provided with the opportunity to learn about the Musselroe operation, how the wind turbines work and what contribution the operation makes to Tasmania’s renewable electricity generation (and the National Energy Market). The students constructed and assembled mini – wind turbines under the guidance of our Site Supervisor and got them generating electricity (powering a string of LEDs) in the stiff easterly breeze. Students also got a close-up inspection of one of the 56 wind turbines on the wind farm. Their turbine visit allowed them to look inside the tower at the entrance level and see first-hand the scale of the turbines and the sounds they make when operating. To finish off the tour to the site, the students headed up to the Tebrakunna Visitors Centre to see the 44m long V90 wind turbine blade on display there.
There were some ‘Oh, wows’ from the students as they sized the blade up.