Design of an airborne vertical axis wind turbine for low electrical power demands

Design of an airborne vertical axis wind turbine for low electrical power demands An airborne vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) is a new approach in wind turbine development. In this paper, a new design of the airborne VAWT which can produce electricity for a light-emitting diode (LED) system is exhibited. A gas balloon is used as the turbine and features a special blade design to convert wind energy into rotation of the electrical generator. The turbine was designed to meet the characteristics of wind in limited terrestrial wind speed areas. The generator was designed to be lightweight whilst retaining favorable performance for electricity generation. Performance test results showed that the developed generator could provide the required power supply for a LED system. Moreover, the generator can also recharge the batteries used as a voltage regulator for the LED system. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering Springer Journals

Design of an airborne vertical axis wind turbine for low electrical power demands

Loading next page...
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Engineering; Renewable and Green Energy
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial