Design and Test of Pico Crossflow Turbine for the Generation of Electricity for Use in the Rural Area


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Pico hydro turbine is an alternative technology for electricity generating from small hydropower. It is suitable for use in a rural area because of the constructions are cheap and the techonogies involved are conventional. This research paper presents the designing and the testing results of the electricity generating from the pico crossflow turbine, for save in a battery 12 V. A testing of pico crossflow turbine with 0.8 m diameter of wheel and a 20 blades water turbine which has a semi-circle shape at 0.1 m diameter of blade, the length of the blade is 0.8 m, tested in river, showed that the system gives the best electrical power of 145.42 watts or 3.49 kW-hr per day, enough to supply for up to 6 families of small community in the rural area and the rate of return for electricity generating at 0.023 USD per kW-hr.



Edited by:

Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




Y. Keawsuntia, "Design and Test of Pico Crossflow Turbine for the Generation of Electricity for Use in the Rural Area", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 496-500, pp. 605-608, 2014

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January 2014




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