Design of a Noise and Wildlife Optimized Residential Roof-Top Horizontal Wind-Turbine with PV Integration
IEEE Green Technologies Conference
Traditional wind turbines used in coastal applications for power generation have a few drawbacks. The drawbacks include operational noise, incidental wildlife fatality, particularly to avian life and energy intermittency or uncertainty. Atmospheric winds are one of the densest forms of energy among renewable energy sources. Tapping this energy source is relatively easy and requires relatively low capital expenditure. Coastal regions and island communities are well suited for wind generation, but have a higher risk for environmental and wildlife impact. While green energy usage is being actively promoted by many cities, construction of large wind farms within cities are generally infeasible. To address the aforementioned inconsistency problem, this paper describes the design and implementation of a horizontal wind turbine (HWT) which is suitable for costal or island installations as well as general residential installations. The proposed design reduces operating noise and wildlife fatalities while improving energy availability through photo-voltaic (PV) system integration.
Proulx, A., Bradley, A., Vose, S., & Thangaraj, C. (2015). Design of a Noise and Wildlife Optimized Residential Roof-Top Horizontal Wind-Turbine with PV Integration. IEEE Green Technologies Conference, 2016-April, 73-77. https://doi.org/10.1109/GreenTech.2016.21