American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.1, No.2, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 16, 2015
An Alternative Approach to Wind Power Generation Using Piezoelectric Material
Pages: 45-50 Views: 3929 Downloads: 2288
Authors
[01] G. R. Ahmed Jamal, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[02] S. M. Lutfur Rahman, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[03] M. Masud Rana, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[04] S. A. S. Nafis, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[05] M. Monjurul Huda, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[06] Salma Nazia Rahman, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Abstract
In this work, we present an alternative way for producing clean energy from wind without using the turbine based conventional windmill. The core idea of this alternative proposal is to convert wind pressure into electric power using piezoelectric material. The conversion set up is discussed here according to the proposed method. At first, wind flow is converted into electric power through some piezoelectric transducers. Super capacitors were connected in parallel to the output of each piezoelectric transducer so as to store the produced electric energy. Using analog adder circuit, output of these parallel piezoelectric disc- super capacitor arrays are added and amplified. The final output was stored in a rechargeable low power 5 V DC battery. Significantly high amount of power can be generated in this process using larger number of piezoelectric discs. If properly designed, it can be better than the conventional windmill as it does not require rotating a turbine and thus can work at any wind speed. The proposed method can open the door of a relatively new way of generating clean energy from wind which is the most available source around us during both day and night.
Keywords
Clean Energy, Wind, Electrical Power, Piezoelectric Material
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