Fourth Annual Progress Report on the Electrofluid Dynamic Wind Generator: Final Report for the Period 1 April 1979 - 31 August 1980

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

    Abstract

    Conventional wind energy systems are limited in wind turbine diameter by allowable rotor stresses at power levels of several megawatts. In contrast, the Electrofluid Dynamic (EFD) wind driven generator has no fundamental limits on cross sectional area. It is a direct energy conversion device which employs unipolar charged particles transported by the wind against a retarding voltage gradient to ahigh potential. As no moving parts are exposed to the wind, extremely large power units may be feasible.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages48
    StatePublished - 1981

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

    NREL Publication Number

    • SERI/TR-9-8074-1

    Other Report Number

    • SERI/TR-9-8074-1

    Keywords

    • charge particles
    • EFD
    • electrofluid dynamic
    • turbines
    • wind
    • wind energy
    • wind turbines

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