Analysis of the Potential of the Electrofluid Dynamic Wind-Driven Generator

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The Electrofluid Dynamic wind-driven generator has been investigated under government supported programs since 1975. The concept features the direct conversion of wind energy into electrical power with virtually no moving parts. Research on this concept has resulted in a detailed operational theory of electrofluid systems and a preliminary conceptual design of a full-scale generator. Analysis ofthe potential of this concept has established a range for the value indicators and an understanding of its optimization potential and uncertainty. A comparison is made between the value indicators for the Electrofluid Dynamic concept and those of several conventional WECS.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1983

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-1851


    • turbines
    • wind
    • wind energy conversion
    • wind power
    • wind turbines


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