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Wind energy evaluation and solution for home applications
Author(s): E. Ceuca; A. Tulbure; I. Ileana; Gh. Brezeanu; C. Covaciu
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Paper Abstract

The objectives of this study are to survey the literature regarding energy evaluation and find optimal solution based on models and experimental set-up's for small and medium home in Alba area. Wind resource evaluation is a critical element in projecting turbine performance at a given site. The energy available in a wind stream is proportional to the cube of its speed, which means that doubling the wind speed increases the available energy by a factor of eight. Furthermore, the wind resource itself is seldom a steady, consistent flow. It varies with the time of day, season, height above ground, and type of terrain. Proper siting in windy locations, away from large obstructions, enhances a wind turbine's performance. We used our measured data in 2 locations around our town and with this data inserted in some Matlab models we intend to build optimal experimental solution for produced home's generator's, around Alba town, up to 5 kW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7821, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies V, 78210P (4 December 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.882380
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E. Ceuca, 1 Decembrie 1918 Univ. of Alba Iulia (Romania)
A. Tulbure, 1 Decembrie 1918 Univ. of Alba Iulia (Romania)
I. Ileana, 1 Decembrie 1918 Univ. of Alba Iulia (Romania)
Gh. Brezeanu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
C. Covaciu, IPEC S.A. (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7821:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies V
Paul Schiopu; George Caruntu, Editor(s)

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