Fourth Annual Progress Report on the Electrofluid Dynamic Wind Generator: Final Report for the Period 1 April 1979 - 31 August 1980

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Conventional wind energy systems are limited in wind turbine diameter by allowable rotor stresses at power levels of several megawatts. In contrast, the Electrofluid Dynamic (EFD) wind driven generator has no fundamental limits on cross sectional area. It is a direct energy conversion device which employs unipolar charged particles transported by the wind against a retarding voltage gradient to a high potential. As no moving parts are exposed to the wind, extremely large power units may be feasible.

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Minardi, J. E.; Lawson, M. O. & Wattendorf, F. L. August 1, 1981.

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Conventional wind energy systems are limited in wind turbine diameter by allowable rotor stresses at power levels of several megawatts. In contrast, the Electrofluid Dynamic (EFD) wind driven generator has no fundamental limits on cross sectional area. It is a direct energy conversion device which employs unipolar charged particles transported by the wind against a retarding voltage gradient to a high potential. As no moving parts are exposed to the wind, extremely large power units may be feasible.

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48 pp.

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  • Report No.: SERI/TR-9-8074-1
  • Report No.: NREL/SR-
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/934384 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 934384
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898282

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Minardi, J. E.; Lawson, M. O. & Wattendorf, F. L. Fourth Annual Progress Report on the Electrofluid Dynamic Wind Generator: Final Report for the Period 1 April 1979 - 31 August 1980, report, August 1, 1981; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898282/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.