Wind Power Experiments

WindLab, WindCharge and WindPitch are mini Wind Turbines (Wind Power Generator) designed for students to learn the Wind Power Technology. You can do various experiments with it to understand how a wind turbine works to generate electricity.

Blades on WindLab and WindCharge are made of Polypropylene sheet, while WindLab Plus, WindCharge Plus and WindPitch include Polypropylene Sheet Blades and molded Profile Blades.

Students can modify the parameters of these turbines to see how the output changes at different wind speed conditions. The vane on the turbine aligns the turbine automatically to the direction of wind.

The output power of WindLab Plus, WindCharge Plus and WindPitch are much higher than that of the WindLab and WindCharge because of the profiled blades and optimum Blade Pitch.

The special 3 Phase AC Alternator used in the turbine is similar to the one used in real commercial wind turbine.

Wind Turbine used in Wind Power Generation Experiments

Generation of Electricity by Wind Turbine

When wind speed is above the Start-up speed, electricity is generated from the wind turbine. LED inside the WindLab turbine lights up to indicate electricity is generated. The generated electricity can also be stored in the Gold Capacitor inside the turbine. Switches are used to direct the electricity generated from the turbine to this storage capacitor or to the output connector.

Wind Source

You may use a floor fan as the wind source for doing experiments with this turbine. You may then adjust the wind speed switch settings on the fan and the distance to see the performance of the turbine under this controlled environment. This is something that you cannot control when you are evaluating the performance of a roof-top wind turbine.

 

Experiment Objectives

Possible Experiment Objectives With the help of some accessories, like the Light and Music Module (LM-1) and the Visual Voltmeter, (VM-1), the Energy Monitor (EM-1) and Resistive Load, you can demonstrate the following experiments with the turbine easily: 1. How much wind is required to start the wind turbine at different conditions 2. The wind …

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Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency

Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency by modifying Blade and Vane Blades Numbers, Sizes and Shapes and Pitches Blades are important components that need to be matched with the wind speed environment in order to maximize the efficiency of a turbine. At low wind speed, more blades will be better and the blades should be long and …

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Wind Turbine Rotor

Pluggable Rotor Application The pluggable rotor allows you to install and uninstall the rotor to the turbine body easily. This is a great improvement to the previous version. With this Pluggable Rotor, you can also pre-assemble several rotor assemblies with different sizes of blades for quick changes to the turbine. The changes in the output …

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Generation Efficiency Measurement

  To measure the power generated by the wind turbine of various configurations, you can use our Visual Voltmeter (VM-1) to measure the output voltage. The higher the voltage, the higher is the output power.   Specification of WindLab:   Power Roter Speed Output Power Capacity 2000 RPM) 1W DC Output Voltage 2000 RPM)  10V …

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Wind Farm

You may connect several wind turbines together to form a Wind Farm. You will learn how to configure the wind turbines to increase the output voltage or current by connecting them in Series or Parallel. In real situation, the wind speeds encountered by different turbines in the wind farm are different. The energy reception of …

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