Development of a 4 kW wind generator

J. L. Rodríguez, M. E. Guerrero, A. M. Giménez, M. D. Ruíz

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The development of a wind generator to provide energy to isolated areas, is proposed. The zone of Baldecitos, Departamento de Valle Fertil, San Juan Province, Argentina was chosen as a reference area to evaluate the aeolic resource available for the specific demands of the settlement. Measurements obtained and processed over two years determined that the area required the generation of 4 kW. The prototype developed includes a three-bladed rotor to drives the generator, which is able to maintain its output over a broad range of velocities. A control equipment optimizes the generator-load system. The proposed system satisfies the given requirements, based on bench testing, which makes it ready for installation and operation in the study area.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalInformacion Tecnologica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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    Rodríguez, J. L., Guerrero, M. E., Giménez, A. M., & Ruíz, M. D. (2001). Development of a 4 kW wind generator. Informacion Tecnologica, 161-166.