Presentation Title

Micro-Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (MHAWT) Design for Nano-Grids

Location

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Natural & Physical Sciences - Renewable Energy

Abstract

Wind energy, being easily accessible, environmentally friendly, and being cost effectively, has become the world’s one of popular growing renewable energy sources of electricity generation. Among all of the wind turbines Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) is considered as leading technology due to its high efficiency. However, to spread this technology to mankind it is needed to develop turbine in this way that people can use it individually and comfortably. Small horizontal axis wind turbines provide a clean, prospective and viable option for energy supply. Although great progress has been achieved in the wind energy sector, there is still potential space to reduce the cost and improve the performance of small wind turbines. An enhanced understanding of how small wind turbines interact with the wind turns out to be essential. It is observed that United State has only few stations where the wind speed is above 8 m/s at altitude 80 meter. For altitude 30 meter majority states have wind speed below 5 m/s. So, concentration is going to small scale wind. Small wind turbine is defined as wind-powered prime over with rated capacities of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less. Micro wind is a subset of the small wind. The rated capacity of micro wind turbine is generally less than 1kW. To design efficient wind turbine it is required a smooth and continuous development process. This work focused on aerodynamic design and analysis of small horizontal axis wind turbine blades using the blade element method. The effects of the design parameters of a small wind turbine such as the blade chord and twist angle distributions on power performance were investigated. For this work the pitch is fixed and speed is variable. Results show that, the proposed design approach leads to reduce manufacturing cost and it will be easy to use wind turbine domestically. All the results and different parameters are well depicted and presented in graphical form. This is design will be completely suitable for the future modern power grids in small scale with the name of Nano-Grids.

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:45 AM

End Date

5-16-2016 12:00 PM

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Micro-Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (MHAWT) Design for Nano-Grids

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Wind energy, being easily accessible, environmentally friendly, and being cost effectively, has become the world’s one of popular growing renewable energy sources of electricity generation. Among all of the wind turbines Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) is considered as leading technology due to its high efficiency. However, to spread this technology to mankind it is needed to develop turbine in this way that people can use it individually and comfortably. Small horizontal axis wind turbines provide a clean, prospective and viable option for energy supply. Although great progress has been achieved in the wind energy sector, there is still potential space to reduce the cost and improve the performance of small wind turbines. An enhanced understanding of how small wind turbines interact with the wind turns out to be essential. It is observed that United State has only few stations where the wind speed is above 8 m/s at altitude 80 meter. For altitude 30 meter majority states have wind speed below 5 m/s. So, concentration is going to small scale wind. Small wind turbine is defined as wind-powered prime over with rated capacities of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less. Micro wind is a subset of the small wind. The rated capacity of micro wind turbine is generally less than 1kW. To design efficient wind turbine it is required a smooth and continuous development process. This work focused on aerodynamic design and analysis of small horizontal axis wind turbine blades using the blade element method. The effects of the design parameters of a small wind turbine such as the blade chord and twist angle distributions on power performance were investigated. For this work the pitch is fixed and speed is variable. Results show that, the proposed design approach leads to reduce manufacturing cost and it will be easy to use wind turbine domestically. All the results and different parameters are well depicted and presented in graphical form. This is design will be completely suitable for the future modern power grids in small scale with the name of Nano-Grids.