A Wind Driven Power Generating System: Initial Designs and Construction

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2004-05-01
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Merriam, Donald Jr.
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Houghton College
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The goal of this study is to design and build a low cost, mechanically efficient wind driven powergenerating system in the 1 to 5 kilowatt range and to predict and improve its performance based on equations derived from fundamental principles. Construction and assembly have begun for a directly coupled, low “rpm” (angular frequency) generator consisting of a disk of copper coils sandwiched between two rotating disks of neodymium (NdFeB) magnets to which the blades will be directly coupled.
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