Analysis of a small horizontal axis wind turbine performance


Sahin A. Z. , Al-Garni A., Al-Farayedhi A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.25, no.6, pp.501-506, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.699
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-506
  • Keywords: energy, energy generation, wind energy, wind turbine, electrical energy generation

Abstract

A small-scale horizontal axis wind turbine capable of producing 100 W of rated power has been designed and tested using a low-speed wind tunnel. Power output from the wind turbine was calculated through measurements of the electrical current from a 12 V DC generator. Annual energy extraction from this wind turbine shows that a number of potential applications are possible especially in the remote areas where extension of power grid is not feasible. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.