Project Title

Sustainable Wind Energy Harvesting from Campus AC Cooling Towers/Chillers

Proposal Date

2015 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Sustainable Wind Energy Harvesting from Campus AC Cooling Towers/Chillers

Drs. Frank Gross/Rami Haddad/Youakim Kalaani ($11,014.88)

They attached wind turbines to one or two chillers/cooling towers located on campus (Bioscience Bldg, CEIT Bldg). They used an anemometer to measure cooling tower wind speeds and use this data to purchase the most appropriate wind turbines (400W, 800W, 1200W, etc.) for mounting. In addition, they took the substantial harvested energy and put it back into the Georgia Power grid thus lowering the overall Georgia Southern University utility bill and/or use the energy output to charge campus golf carts out on duty. Small wind turbines can possibly harvest up to 2 kilowatts of power per cooling tower. The harvested energy can subsequently lower utility costs for the whole campus.

Amount Granted

$11,014.88

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Sustainable Wind Energy Harvesting from Campus AC Cooling Towers/Chillers

Sustainable Wind Energy Harvesting from Campus AC Cooling Towers/Chillers

Drs. Frank Gross/Rami Haddad/Youakim Kalaani ($11,014.88)

They attached wind turbines to one or two chillers/cooling towers located on campus (Bioscience Bldg, CEIT Bldg). They used an anemometer to measure cooling tower wind speeds and use this data to purchase the most appropriate wind turbines (400W, 800W, 1200W, etc.) for mounting. In addition, they took the substantial harvested energy and put it back into the Georgia Power grid thus lowering the overall Georgia Southern University utility bill and/or use the energy output to charge campus golf carts out on duty. Small wind turbines can possibly harvest up to 2 kilowatts of power per cooling tower. The harvested energy can subsequently lower utility costs for the whole campus.