Team Member(s): Brett Haymans, Chris Ratliff, Derek Jeter Semester: Spring 2013
Wind generated power has become increasingly relevant in recent years due to rising environmental and economic concerns. A resolution to wind generated power for relatively low-wind receiving areas is now a possibility. Our project is to design and implement a vertical-axis wind turbine to deliver standard three phase AC voltage for consumer use. Our VAWT will implement a self-made generator that produces AC voltage. This AC voltage will go through a rectifier circuit so that it can be converted to DC voltage and put through a 15 V voltage regulator which will continuously charge a battery so that there will always be power for the consumer. This design could be used in low-wind conditions areas as a great source of renewable energy.