Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Session

Wind and Solar Energy

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1976 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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