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Performance of the High Solidity Wind Turbines in Low Wind Potential Sites of Sri Lanka

Authors:

Mahinsasa Narayana ,

National Engineering Research & Development Centre, LK
About Mahinsasa

Mechanical Engineer, and is specialized in the field of wind engineering and wind resource assessments.

B.Sc. Eng. (Moratuwa), MPhil (Eng) (Moratuwa)

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A. G. T. Sugathapala

University of Moratuwa, LK
About A. G. T.

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and lecturing in Fluid Dynamics, Wind Energy, Bio Energy and Mechanics of Materials for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Dr., B.Sc. (Hons.) (Moratuwa). PhD (Cambridge)

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Abstract

Considering the wind potential in Sri Lanka, some sites have been identified as of low wind-potential. Grid-connected wind turbines have higher flexibility to be installed at good wind potential sites to obtain best performance. However, since off-grid wind turbines are used to provide power to fulfil the local energy requirement in the rural areas, they are not installed always at good wind-potential places but at sites in the vicinity of the energy requirement. Therefore, in certain instances, off-grid wind turbines must be designed to extract energy from low wind-potential sites to fulfil the energy requirement. The main objective of this study was to develop a suitable wind turbine generator (WTG) for low wind potential areas in Sri Lanka
How to Cite: Narayana, M. & Sugathapala, A.G.T., (2005). Performance of the High Solidity Wind Turbines in Low Wind Potential Sites of Sri Lanka. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 38(1), pp.7–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v38i1.7202
Published on 28 Jan 2005.
Peer Reviewed

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