Learning About Renewable Energy

On Friday, Lewis from P5b’s uncle Stuart came to visit us to talk about his work. He is an engineer who works for a company which builds offshore wind farms in the sea. We were excited to hear about his job because we have been learning about renewable energy in class and how important it is to save energy.

We were interested to find out that Stuart spends 3 months each year living on a boat in the sea helping to build the wind turbines. The wind farms that his company builds are huge and can power 250 000 homes which is more than we expected! He brought in a tool which he uses to pull the cables into place in the turbines, and demonstrated how it works.

They use robots to go underwater to build or fix the turbines instead of using divers because it is safer. We thought the robots were really cool!

By Leandro and Gabriella

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