01 Measurement of the output of wind turbine

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Experiment in Energy Measurement of Power Output from a Wind Turbine Instructor: Prof. Wei-Cheng Wang
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1. Aim To measure and analyze the output of the wind turbine by changing the blade position. 2. Application A wind turbine is meant to always work with the best efficiency. The core aim is to utilize the maximum possible mechanical output from the wind and convert it to electrical output. The output depends on different factors, wind speed and load by the consumer is not influenced by the wind turbine. However, state-of-the-art wind turbines are able to vary the blade position in order to optimize the output. The dependence of the output on the blade position is to be examined within the framework of this experiment. 3. Theory A. SCENARIO Wind turbines work by converting the kinetic energy in the wind first into rotational kinetic energy in the turbine and then electrical energy that can be supplied, via the national grid, for any purpose around the UK. The energy available for conversion mainly depends on the wind speed and the swept area of the turbine. When planning a wind farm it is important to know the expected power and energy output of each wind turbine to be able to calculate its economic viability.
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