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Wind Energy plant Model

Wind plant Model

Wind plant Model

Renewable energy source-Wind plant

Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies. Opinion surveys regularly show that just over eight out of ten people are in favor of wind energy, and less than one in ten (around 5%) is against it. The rest are undecided. For more information, read about public attitude surveys in wind energy.

How safe is wind energy?

Wind energy is one of the safest energy technologies. No member of the public has ever been injured by wind energy or wind turbines anywhere in the world, despite the fact that there are now over 68,000 operational wind turbines.

Wind energy is one of the most important sources of renewable energy. In areas with adequate mid-level wind speeds, the use of environmentally neutral wind power can reduce fossil energy fuels. Disadvantages include the minimal energy concentration and the irregular availability. For this reason, multivalent energy systems with preferential use of renewable energy will be built for future use.

Wind Energy Converter includes five major parameters

1. Gear box oil level.

2. Gear box temperature.

3. Wind speed.

4. Height of plant.

5. Wind direction.

In our project we are simulating 1st three parameters.

There are two basic functions:

1) Data acquisition.

2) Data logging.

Data Acquisition :

Data Acquisition System acquires data from just a few input channels. More complex system receives data from hundreds or even thousands of input channels. The input channels are scanned sequentially in case of few input channels, or according to the preset sequence for a more complex system.

Data Acquisition System accepts the data from various transducers in any electrical form(in terms of voltage, current, change in resistance, change in capacitance) and bring it to suitable form and record the data .For performing these functions, it has various systems such as signal conditioning, multiplexer, data conversion data processing associated transmission ,storage and display system combined together .


Now we simulated the parameters of “WIND ENERGY CONVERTER”. But it requires sufficient wind speed for its operation. MOBILE WIND ENERGY CONVERTER 2 (MoWEC2) which is going to implement in the future, can produce use energy without sufficient wind velocities.

In future MoWEC2 is going to test (here without diesel engine) with one rotor and a diesel engine. This bivalent system can produce use energy also in times without sufficient wind velocities.

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MoWEC1 and MoWEC2 we can recommend the construction and utilization of mobile wind energy converters for rural areas, mainly with more than one rotor per system.

In the future, larger machines may be produced for IRRIGATION pumping and other applications. One possibility is pumped-storage systems in which water pumped from a low elevation to a reservoir at a higher level is allowed to flow back through a hydroelectric turbine.

Wind Energy Consulting

Wind power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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James Cain from Dayton Texas on December 24, 2009:

Very nice hub. I am planning to add a wind generator to enhance my solar panels for additional generation. I am now your fan. Looking forward to more.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on July 05, 2009:

whatever extra light supply u r getting is from wind plants..u r not supposed to plant in ur home..ur government might have placed that, so prob of expences.

and if solar is concerned i am uusing solar lamps and water heating panels , and its not much expensive..if u r paying for that then u ll get light and hot water for life time..n for maintainance u ll have to only change tubes , nothing more..every thing has a end in this nature.

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on July 03, 2009:

Wind and Solar are both valid alternatives. One point though - the large commercial wind mills are so costly to maintain. The Torque on the bearings withstanding the weight of such huge fan blades is mechanically inefficient. Solar is by far more practical as far as dollars to maintain go.... but technology is still behind in the area of solar batteries.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on May 28, 2009:

I have much more technical opart of this as I hav done project on this in engineering..if u wan more I can giv u...

syras mamun on May 27, 2009:

very interesting topic and I think wind energy has lots of potential as a source of renewable engergy for our world.Please write more on this in details so as we also can try it out.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on May 12, 2009:

Thanks for joining ...Nice


Mr Nice from North America on May 12, 2009:

Hi apeksha! Thanks for joining my fans club, I joined your fan club too. This is very informative hub on wind energy. I published a similar hub about different sources of green energy. Please visit my link too.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on May 01, 2009:

Thanks cgull....

apexa on April 21, 2009:

Thanks cgull8m.....

We will be at our best

cgull8m from North Carolina on April 21, 2009:

Good luck with your project, hopefully you guys will create super models of this version in the future. Cheers.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on April 21, 2009:

thanks lagli....

Lgali on April 21, 2009:

very nice hub lot of good info

aniketgore from India on April 21, 2009:

Apeksha very good information.

Apeksha Waychal (author) from India. on April 20, 2009:

Thanks ...people are wasting themdedicated this hub

INDRANI from INDIA on April 20, 2009:

Very good information, nice hub. Wind energy can help you reduce your electricity bills and even eliminate it completely. A small wind-mill setup in you house can help you generate enough amount of electricity that all your household needs can be taken care off.

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