The visit from Pontarddulais students to our community wind farm yesterday was blessed by sunshine and wind. The 60 Year 5 students were really interested in learning about Cooperatives and about wind power. We AAT staff were very impressed with the level of knowledge students already had about climate change and electricity generation as well as their insatiable thirst for knowledge! We answered 1,999 questions from ‘why is it painted grey?’ to ‘how many magnets in a generator?’…! The visit included a trip inside the wind turbine to look at the measurements of wind speed, tip speed and running hours to date. The turbine has been running some 18,000 hours to date, about 4 times the design life of a car already. We’re looking forward to meeting some of these future engineers again!