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High-Efficiency 4kW VAWT Design and Development

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 512 - 515)
Main Theme Renewable and Sustainable Energy II
Chapter Chapter 3: Development and Utilization of Wind Energy
Edited by Nanqi Ren, Lam Kin Che, Bo Jin, Renjie Dong and Haiquan Su
Pages 617-622
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Lih Shyng Shyu et al., 2012, Advanced Materials Research, 512-515, 617
Online since May 2012
Authors Lih Shyng Shyu, Ching Hai Lee, Yung Chia Hsiao, Ta Ming Shih, Chi Ching Chang, Da Yung Wang
Keywords MPPT, Permanent Synchronous Magnet Generator, Two-Wire Winding, VAWT (Vertical Axis Wind Turbine)
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Emerging markets need small sized VAWT (vertical-axis wind turbine) for residential energy supplement. MingDao university wind power R&D team has developed a 4kW VAWT system is response to this need. The development items include innovative blades, generator, power control and mast design. The newly developped 4kW VAWT system demonstrates superior performance. The average VAWT efficiency is 0.31 and the average Cp is 0.39. The preliminary results showed this approach has potential for future applications.