Performance Enhancement of Wind Energy Conversion System at Low WindSpeeds

Loganathan, Ashok Kumar and S, Albert Alexander and Y, Uma Maheswari (2021) Performance Enhancement of Wind Energy Conversion System at Low WindSpeeds. In: ICCAP 2021, 7-8 December 2021, Chennai, India.

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This paper is concerned with the design, implementation and monitoring of wind energy conversion system for domestic applications. It is speculated that at most of the places in India, windmills will not be viable due to low wind speed. Hence, a generator with sufficient torque control and having the tendency to produce energy even at very low speed is required. The proposed work has been implemented to generate electricity at low wind speed used for household applications. The main objective intended is to manufacture a cost effective wind turbine and produce effective power when compared to the windmill available in the domestic market. The micro wind turbine operated at wind speed as low as 4.8 m/s and the output power thus obtained was 250 W. The measuring system employs anemometer to measure wind speed, potentiometer to measure wind direction, LM35 sensor to measure generator temperature and hall sensor to measure the generator voltage and load current. All the parameters are monitored continuously to evaluate the performance of the turbine. Since the operating wind speed and production cost is low, the proposed system will serve the basic necessities in meeting the requirements of household appliances. A detailed comparative study is carried out to show the effectiveness of the proposed design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: design installation low wind speed performance improvement wind energy conversion
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 08:13
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 08:13

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