Studies on microlevel wind energy: A case study
S.H. Pawar, P.S. Arage, P.M. Shirage, D.D. Shivagan, L.A. Ekal
The origin of wind energy is associated with solar energy incident on an area and the absorption coefficient of solar radiations in that region. This phenomenon was studied over one-year at the Shivaji University campus (1,000 acres). The land has some part densely occupied by buildings while the rest is covered with plantations. Uneven heating of these regions gives rise to microlevel wind. At the boundary of these two regions, a 3kW aerogenerator with storage battery was installed. The performance of this aerogenerator and wind energy available on campus was studied.
Contact: School of Energy Studies, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur - 416 004, Maharashtra.