Paper Title:
High-Efficiency 4kW VAWT Design and Development

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.

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 512-515)
Chapter 3: Development and Utilization of Wind Energy
Edited by
Nanqi Ren, Lam Kin Che, Bo Jin, Renjie Dong and Haiquan Su
L. S. Shyu, C. H. Lee, Y. C. Hsiao, T. M. Shih, C. C. Chang, D. Y. Wang, "High-Efficiency 4kW VAWT Design and Development", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 512-515, pp. 617-622, 2012
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