ARE660 Wind Generator: Low Wind Speed Technology for Small Turbine Development

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This project is for the design of a wind turbine that can generate most or all of the net energy required for homes and small businesses in moderately windy areas. The purpose is to expand the current market for residential wind generators by providing cost effective power in a lower wind regime than current technology has made available, as well as reduce noise and improve reliability and safety. Robert W. Preus’ experience designing and/or maintaining residential wind generators of many configurations helped identify the need for an improved experience of safety for the consumer. Current small wind products have unreliable ... continued below

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Preus, Robert W. & Bennett, DOE Project Officer - Keith April 23, 2008.

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This project is for the design of a wind turbine that can generate most or all of the net energy required for homes and small businesses in moderately windy areas. The purpose is to expand the current market for residential wind generators by providing cost effective power in a lower wind regime than current technology has made available, as well as reduce noise and improve reliability and safety. Robert W. Preus’ experience designing and/or maintaining residential wind generators of many configurations helped identify the need for an improved experience of safety for the consumer. Current small wind products have unreliable or no method of stopping the wind generator in fault or high wind conditions. Consumers and their neighbors do not want to hear their wind generators. In addition, with current technology, only sites with unusually high wind speeds provide payback times that are acceptable for the on-grid user. Abundant Renewable Energy’s (ARE) basic original concept for the ARE660 was a combination of a stall controlled variable speed small wind generator and automatic fail safe furling for shutdown. The stall control for a small wind generator is not novel, but has not been developed for a variable speed application with a permanent magnet alternator (PMA). The fail safe furling approach for shutdown has not been used to our knowledge.

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO/13137-1
  • Grant Number: FG36-03GO13137
  • DOI: 10.2172/927424 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 927424
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc894582

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Preus, Robert W. & Bennett, DOE Project Officer - Keith. ARE660 Wind Generator: Low Wind Speed Technology for Small Turbine Development, report, April 23, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894582/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.