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Wind Power Fundamentals

 Alex Kalmikov, Katherine Dykes, Kathy Araujo
Description: Wind Power Wind Power Fundamentals:- Origin of Wind:Wind – Atmospheric air in motion Energy source Solar radiation differentially absorbed by earth surface converted through convective processes due to temperature differences to air motion. Spatial Scales:- Planetary-scale: global circulation. Synoptic scale: weather systems. Meso-scale: Local topographic or thermally induced circulations. Micro-scale: urban topography. Efficiency in Extracting Wind Power:- Betz Limit & Power Coefficient: Power Coefficient, Cp, is the ratio of power extracted by the turbine to the total contained in the wind resource Cp = P to the total contained in the wind resource Cp=PT/PW.
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Domain: Energy
Category: Wind/Water/Geo
Wind Power
Presented by:
Alex Kalmikov and Katherine Dykes
With contributions from:
Kathy Araujo
PhD Candidates, MIT Mechanical
Engineering, Engineering Systems and
Urban Pl
U b Planning
MIT Wind Energy Group &
Renewable Energy Projects in Action
Email: wind@mit.edu

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30 November, 2016