Opportunities and challenges for micro wind turbines in developing communities

Henry Louie, Vincent Van Acker, Steve Szablya, Peter Dauenhauer

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Abstract

It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people do not have adequate access to electrical energy. In many cases, electrification through traditional centralized grid expansion is not a viable option. As such, community-scale micro grids have been developed in numerous locations. These systems often rely on renewable resources as their power source. This paper explores the opportunities and challenges of micro (subkilowatt) wind energy conversion systems for rural electrification in under-resourced communities. A brief overview of micro wind energy conversion system technology is provided. Recent field experiences are documented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages304-309
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467330169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201224 Oct 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleGHTC 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period21/10/1224/10/12

Keywords

  • rural electrification
  • wind energy
  • developing communities
  • electrical energy
  • field experience
  • micro grid
  • micro-wind turbines
  • microwind
  • power sources
  • renewable resource
  • wind energy conversion system

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    Louie, H., Van Acker, V., Szablya, S., & Dauenhauer, P. (2012). Opportunities and challenges for micro wind turbines in developing communities. In 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) (pp. 304-309). [6387066] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GHTC.2012.47