Location

Hall for Discovery, Learning, & Research

Event Website

https://engineering.purdue.edu/GEP/I2DLab/Innovations/Projects/Hybrid%20Energy

Description

Our Hybrid Energy System team is committed to develop low-cost renewable energy solutions to rural African communities where access to electricity from government grid is not available. According to a World Bank’s report, only 24% of sub-Saharan countries have access to electricity. Our team has been working with local partners to build renewable energy systems since 2008. From 2015 the team has been working on micro hydropower turbine and vertical-axis wind turbine with solar energy system combined. Our current efforts include a prototype design of a wind-solar system, using a new concept of vertical axis wind turbine to harvest wind energy more efficiently at a wider range of operational conditions.

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Development of Distributed Off-grid Renewable Energy System for Rural African Communities

Hall for Discovery, Learning, & Research

Our Hybrid Energy System team is committed to develop low-cost renewable energy solutions to rural African communities where access to electricity from government grid is not available. According to a World Bank’s report, only 24% of sub-Saharan countries have access to electricity. Our team has been working with local partners to build renewable energy systems since 2008. From 2015 the team has been working on micro hydropower turbine and vertical-axis wind turbine with solar energy system combined. Our current efforts include a prototype design of a wind-solar system, using a new concept of vertical axis wind turbine to harvest wind energy more efficiently at a wider range of operational conditions.

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/soeslsummit/posters/2016/21