EVALUATION OF THE VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE AT DREO

Authors
  1. Braun, H.R.
  2. Bristow, D.J.
  3. Wake, S.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report deals with an evaluation study of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine-Battery Storage System for a low-power unattended power source. The System's wind turbine, energy-generating and battery-storage system, mechanical drive system, installation, control-circuitry and data-acquisition system are described. Also, a performance-history outlining the problem areas encountered and a data-summary of two years of performance-data acquired during this study are presented. The objective of this study was to assess the System's ability to provide sixty watts of continuous power. The frequency of mechanical failures, especially in the turbine electrical drive system, made this particular system unsuitable as an unattended power source. It was also concluded that the average annual wind speed in the test location was of insufficient magnitude to provide the specified power output.
Report Number
822 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1980
Number of Pages
97
DSTKIM No
80-01529
CANDIS No
89216
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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