LOWIPOT – Low Wind Speed Powered Turbine
We all know that access to clean energy source in rural areas let alone in urban areas is one of the many hardships faced by the government of India. Many parts of India are still unelectrified. In a world where electricity is starting to become a part of the basic human need, this failure of not being able to provide access to all its citizens is paramount. As a result, it is high time to instigate a solution that can provide access to electricity to those houses that are deprived of this basic amenity.
This solution is focused to giving access to electricity in rural areas (in addition to those areas with low wind speed). The idea is to use a low wind speed turbine to generate enough electricity to power the basic household items such as fan, lights and mobile charger.
Savonius wind turbines are a type of vertical axis wind turbine, used for converting the force of the wind into torque on a rotating shaft. The savonius rotor is used to start the straight bladed darrieus rotor. Savonius rotor is self-starting but has a lower efficiency while the straight bladed darrieus rotor is not self-starting but has a higher efficiency than savonius rotor. This combination results in the increase of the total power obtained from the proposed wind turbine. Our innovation involves the use of these technology to power a typical rural home. Since these houses are not connected to any central grids, the idea of each home being able to independently generate electricity is attractive. This innovation is not limited to rural areas but can also be used anywhere without any danger to environment.
Designing of rotor blades.
CFD analysis done on these blades.
Calculate amount of electricity generated.
Calculation of estimated cost.
Manufacturing of prototype.
Implementing the technology in rural areas.