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Design and Implementation of 0.5kw Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine for Domestic Use

Okokpujie, Imhade P. and Okokpujie, Kennedy O. and Nwoke , Obinna N. and Azeta, Joseph (2018) Design and Implementation of 0.5kw Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine for Domestic Use. In: Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2018. London, U.K, pp. 650-655.

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Due to the high demands of energy with the speedy diminishing of fossil fuel assets and the ecological difficulties related with the application of fossil fuel which gave rise to development of alternative energy sources such as wind turbine for power generation in Nigeria. Wind turbine is a machine that is powered by the wind; it is designed to convert the kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy and the produces electricity. This study focuses on the design and implementation of 0.5KW horizontal axis wind turbine for domestic usage. It was mounted on a tower height of 5m from the sea level. The major components of the wind turbine which include the blades, hub, shaft and the tower, were machined and fabricated to meet the required 0.5 KW of the wind turbine. The test results showed that the wind turbine is capable of producing about 515 W, at a rotor speed of 153.5 rpm. The necessary design details that have been applied at the design and fabrication stages of the wind turbine guarantees the high hope of this wind turbine performing better in Nigeria.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Engr. Imhade P. Okokpujie
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 13:27
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 13:27

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