Preliminary design and economic investigations of diffuser-augmented wind turbines (DAWT). Executive summary. Final report

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A preferred design and configuration approach for the DAWT innovative wind energy conversion system is suggested. A preliminary economic assessment is made for limited production rates of units between 5 and 150 kW rated output. Nine point designs are used to arrive at the conclusions regarding best construction material for the diffuser and busbar cost of electricity (COE). It is estimated that for farm and REA cooperative end users, the COE can range between 2 and 3.5 cents/kWh for sites with annual average wind speeds of 16 and 12 mph (25.7 and 19.3 km/h) respectively, and 150 kW rated units. ... continued below

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Foreman, K.M. December 1, 1981.

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A preferred design and configuration approach for the DAWT innovative wind energy conversion system is suggested. A preliminary economic assessment is made for limited production rates of units between 5 and 150 kW rated output. Nine point designs are used to arrive at the conclusions regarding best construction material for the diffuser and busbar cost of electricity (COE). It is estimated that for farm and REA cooperative end users, the COE can range between 2 and 3.5 cents/kWh for sites with annual average wind speeds of 16 and 12 mph (25.7 and 19.3 km/h) respectively, and 150 kW rated units. No tax credits are included in these COE figures. For commercial end users of these 150 kW units, the COE ranges between 4.0 and 6.5 cents/kWh for 16 and 12 mph sites. These estimates in 1971 dollars are lower than DOE goals set in 1978 for the rating size and end applications. Recommendations are made for future activities to maintain steady, systematic progress toward mature development of the DAWT.

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  • Other: DE82008515
  • Report No.: SERI/TR-98073-1A
  • Grant Number: AC02-77CH00178
  • DOI: 10.2172/5641249 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5641249
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092609

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Foreman, K.M. Preliminary design and economic investigations of diffuser-augmented wind turbines (DAWT). Executive summary. Final report, report, December 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092609/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.