sections can be
0.70 to 0.80 m (550
Watts to 710 Watts).
Design custom blades for your generator and calculate power output at each wind speed.
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Wind turbine technology has an identified limit for the efficiency in which kinetic energy can be converted into electricity, described mathematically as the 'Betz Limit' of ~59%. During the historical development from slow moving 'windmills' to modern wind turbines, more rigorous knowledge about aerodynamics was under development and allowed the late designs to incorporate airfoil sections, providing 'lift' force on the blade. The practical application for wind power generation was not obvious until the impact of fission and fossil fuel based technologies had become relevant.
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Background summary of
Developing new processes to convert mechanical or thermal energy into electricity has eventuated in more sophisticated photovoltaic (solar) and emission capture technologies. The desire for 'non-destructive' energy conversion processes, such as utilising the decay from fission or capturing incident radiation from space, has long term social economic benefits and involves personal recognition of waste management from electricity production and use. The waste generated throughout the entire process of energy production is a concern for older and less effective technology that has approached the limit of efficiency in its design. For developing ideas, the waste generated during research can be difficult to predict.
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Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture
Frequently asked questions about plan orders, blade design, electrical work and generator matching can be found on our Q&A pages.
Wind Energy Technology
Projects resulting from research into wind energy technology are documented and presented as content as site development continues.
Wind Energy Software:
Software for the design or rationale of wind turbine specifications including size, speed and blade number, remains a focus of our research.
Validation of the calculated output from our design software was established in the original 'Blade Calculator' for Windows 95 by using the experimental measurements obtained during the controlled testing of completed turbines. Updated versions have additional features with accessibility for a broad range of experience levels and conversion between metric and imperial systems.