Improving Efficiency of Wind Turbines





Wind turbines are important in the creation of energy from the wind since its speed is faster compared to other sources of energy like the solar power. It is a cheap way of getting energy as it is a renewable source of energy. This source of energy is eco-friendly as it does not produce toxic gases to the environment.

How to improve wind turbines efficiency?

Wind turbines can be improved by having simple flaps that will change in response to the change in wind. This characteristic will help greatly since the turbine blades will be characterized with the wind direction therefore the blades are in automatic control of correct steps of adjusting to the low or high winds.

In order to get optimum efficiency, it is necessary to improve wind turbines by providing information into the active control system from the sensors to avoid wind turbine break from high winds. Since wind energy is increasingly becoming the electrical power, its efficiency is very much important to identify the work load being exerted on the turbine blades consecutively to predict fatigue and avoid a breakdown of the turbines and therefore avoiding huge expenses that can be used to repair a turbine.

It is also very important to have simple but extra curved than straight blades to make it easier for the sensor records to show how greatly a blade has bent and twisted from the winds. There are some cases where the level of energy might reduce when you most need it. This is attributed to the fact that the wind speed is low, due to this, there is need to improve the efficiency of wind turbines so as to function normally at all times.

Wind speed during the day is said to be slow hence there is need to develop stable power that is generated by this energy producer. Due to this, mechanical experts are working on ways in which stable energy or power will be produced all through the day using this wind turbine irrespective of wind speed.

Wind Turbine Engine

Another way in which you can increase wind turbine efficiency is to incorporate a concrete base. As much as this is not the best green material to use in this case, it is imperative that you use it due to several reasons;

Why concrete base?

It will cut down the number of concrete that is required to foot a tower by two thirds

  • They are more economical when installing
  • They offer faster construction times of wind turbines.
  • They raise the height of the wind turbine so as to increase the production of power enabling power all through the day.

You need to know that it is also possible to construct wind turbines on your own at home. In this case, you have several options of turbines to choose from such as vertical or convectional wind turbines. It is however recommended that you opt for vertical wind turbine for it is easy to construct and efficient in that it its blades are perpendicular to the ground making it easy to generate energy even if wind power is low.

With the massive climate change that is being witnessed in the entire world, there is need to take early precaution so as to avert any further problems. This is because, these changes are attributed to the fact that the activities of most people in the world do not have the best interest of the environment at heart hence great changes in the weather conditions. We need to derive best ways to produce energy without affecting the environment and the best way is to use wind turbines though we have to ensure they are efficient.

3 Responses to " Improving Efficiency of Wind Turbines "

  1. Basha says:

    Can wind turbine’s efficiency be increased by adding more no. of blades rather than three.

    If special articles are written for making a wind turbine for individual house purposes, many of us would benefit from it. I request you people to post some of such type of articles so as to produce more and more eco friendly power to our homes and be real people working towards developing green environment in this hard conditions.

    • siva says:

      Definitely we can increase the efficiency…efficiency increase with increase in no of blades…if we use three blades instead of two efficiency increase by 6%,but three to four increase only 3%…four to five gives 1.5% of increase of efficiency… Like that the increaase of the efficiency decrease with the increase of blade so we optimally choose three blades or even four blades not exceeding that….thanx for ur question

      • Cris says:

        I would like to see more on winding mlpuilte coils in 3 phase for higher voltage, also an iron core in each winding would be more efficient. Large wind mills turn very slow but are geared to speed up the generator to about 1800 rpm or more. Don’t waste your money on a windmill from a big box store, research before you buy a wind generator. The dynamics of blade design for a diy project are far too much for most people and I studied aerodynamics, a vertical wind turbine is much easier and safer.

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