Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Scopus||Web of Science®||Altmetric|
|Title:||Techno-economic assessment of the application of small-scale wind turbines|
|Citation:||International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2012; 2012(6):1-12|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Rahim Kurji and Maziar Arjomandi|
|Abstract:||In the present work, a tool is proposed for the evaluation of micro-wind turbine performances in the Australian cities. The power curves provided by the manufacturers were combined with the two-parameter Weibull function representative of the local wind conditions. Calculations demonstrate that when taking into account the only wind speed magnitude, the horizontal axis micro-wind turbines have greater capacity factors than the vertical axis micro-wind turbines for similar wind conditions. Turbine capacities were then mapped over a wide range of wind conditions assuming the wind distribution characterised by Weibull parameters. By considering the market price of electricity, the income of a power source can be evaluated. The critical wind-condition boundary needed to provide a beneficial active micro-wind turbine was determined for one horizontal axis micro-wind turbine using a hypothetical income map.|
micro wind turbines
|Rights:||© 2012 Taylor & Francis|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 4|
Environment Institute publications
Mechanical Engineering publications
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.