This paper describes work in progress to develop a prototype wind power generator for use by small farms, rural and isolated homes. It is anticipated that the wind power generator may supply power (1 to 10 kw) as base electric power (including energy storage), supplemental power, or in other forms (e.g. water pumping, nitrogen or hydrogen manufacture, and direct mechanical drive). The objective of this study is to produce a system(s) of high efficiency, low construction cost, and minimum maintenance requirement. Preliminary wind tunnel tests have been completed on several blade designs. A tower system is under construction on campus that will provide size prototype wind power generators.
Oetting, R. B., "Small Wind Power Machine for Rural and Farm Use in the State of Missouri" (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 67.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
Wind and Solar Energy
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