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Feasibility Study of Conversion of Wind Energy to Electrical Energy at Delhi Metro Stations using Light Rotor Turbines


S. Patwal , S.G.R.R.PG College, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand; Kavita, University of Delhi, New Delhi; T. Sharma, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh; V. Mehta, Galgotias University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh ; R. Vyaghrambare, Osmania University, Hyderabad


Light Rotor Turbines, Wind Energy, Electrical Energy


To reduce dependence on fossil fuels and such non-renewable energy sources for generation of electricity, people worldwide are now leaning towards the „clean and green‟ renewable sources of energy. Wind is one such resource which can reduce harmful environmental emissions when used instead of electricity generated from fossil fuels. The idea of extracting energy from the wind ushered in by high velocity metro trains using turbines is an effort made in the direction of converting wind energy, abundantly available all along metro trains which otherwise is going waste, to generate and to supplement the ever increasing demands of clean, green and cheap electricity and to support of nation‟s economy. Theoretically the power generated (based on the data collected by power predictor) by such small turbines is small, but with an innovative design such as multiple turbines on a single axis or as an array will gradually lead towards the ultimate goal of self-reliance for energy needs. Designing such turbines which would be tailor made according to the requirements of each station will improve the energy generation and will help to meet the national need for energy diversification. Although this project started as an innovative project sponsored by University of Delhi, the students who have worked under it are continuing to contribute towards it even after moving on to different universities all over India for their post-graduation. Thus the project based learning is spreading its roots amongst a larger number of students and universities through them.

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Paper ID: NCILP033
Published in: Conference 1 : NCIL 2015
Publication Date: 16/10/2015
Page(s): 131-136

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