This project examined the design of a landbased wind turbine considering various alternatives including soil and foundation type, turbine size and type, tower design, type of site, and wind speeds. In addition, a cost analysis of the chosen wind turbine design was completed.
Wind Turbine Types Horizontal Axis HAWT Single to many blades 2, 3 most efficient Upwind downwind facingUpwind, downwind facing Solidity / Aspect Ratio speed and torque Shrouded / Ducted Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine Wind Turbine Vertical Axis VAWT Darrieus / Egg Beater
the past decade and wind turbines have been installed around the world in increasing quantities 1. As wind energy be comes more prevalent there is growing interest in controlling wind turbines or wind plants in an intelligent manner to minimize the cost of wind energy.
2.3 Wind turbine data A GE 1.5MW turbine with an 80m hub height was chosen for this study. The GE 1.5MW is the most widely deployed utility scale turbine in the world with more than 12000 turbines deployed around the globe as of 2009 . The supervisory control and data acquisition system of the turbine ...
3 DEDICATION This project is dedicated to our beloved parents for their continuous support in bringing us this far academically and morally to the University of Nairobi, Our supervisor Mr. Misango