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Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Physics/Applied Physics

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The United Nations has recognized the need for renewable energy sources through the Sustainable Development Goals. Pico-hydrokinetic energy has the potential to be portable and far-reaching. Applications range from small land-locked communities to portable sources of energy for the holiday hike or field operations. This research is in its early stages and has not been tested with hydrokinetic sources. However, by using air pressure and applying hydrokinetic principles, an idea can be formed to the effectiveness of a squirrel-cage darrieus HAMCT. Research showed this device can be used in horizontal-axis and vertical-axis orientations. The turbine along with its updated generator boasts stability and promising results in energy production. As pico-power generator is categorized up to 5 kW, this turbine produces between 1.4 and 1.8 W of energy. There is plenty more research this project needs for it to become a viable energy source for remote locations.

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May 5th, 9:00 AM May 5th, 10:30 AM

Pico-Power Production from a Squirrel-Cage Darrieus HAMCT

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

The United Nations has recognized the need for renewable energy sources through the Sustainable Development Goals. Pico-hydrokinetic energy has the potential to be portable and far-reaching. Applications range from small land-locked communities to portable sources of energy for the holiday hike or field operations. This research is in its early stages and has not been tested with hydrokinetic sources. However, by using air pressure and applying hydrokinetic principles, an idea can be formed to the effectiveness of a squirrel-cage darrieus HAMCT. Research showed this device can be used in horizontal-axis and vertical-axis orientations. The turbine along with its updated generator boasts stability and promising results in energy production. As pico-power generator is categorized up to 5 kW, this turbine produces between 1.4 and 1.8 W of energy. There is plenty more research this project needs for it to become a viable energy source for remote locations.

 

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