Design of a Solar-Wind hybrid power system

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					    Design of a Solar-Wind Hybrid Power System
                                                                         by Prad Pathirana
                                                                         Advised by Prof. Richard Wilk

Background
   Rural coastal communities in developing countries lack
    basic lighting and ventilation
   Kerosene and car batteries are used for lighting and
    short term electricity sources.
   Due to which, there is an increased risk of fire and health
    issues
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Proposed Solution                             Main Tasks
   The design and production of a                Size the load
    solar-wind hybrid power system.               Design the Mechanical system
                                                    •   Pick the turbine design
                                                    •   Design and test the turbine
                                                    •   Design the frame
                                                  Design the Electrical System
                                                    •   DC motor/generator
                                                    •   DC voltage converter
                                                    •   Charge controller
                                                    •   Battery
                                                  Build Mechanical and electrical systems
                                                  Integrate and test
    Design of a Solar-Wind Hybrid Power System
                                                                by Prad Pathirana
                                                                Advised by Prof. Richard Wilk

Mechanical System                      Electrical System




                                          Charge controller   DC – DC converter




                    Solidworks Model                  DC – DC converter circuitry
     Design of a Solar-Wind Hybrid Power System
                                                                                      by Prad Pathirana
                                                                                      Advised by Prof. Richard Wilk

Progress made                                   Macros must be enabled with internet connection to view this clip
   Completed all mechanical aspects of the
    design
   Started working on the electrical
    components




 Bearing mount      Scoops

                                                  Assembled on top of facilities building

                                              Yellow Multi-meter : Voltage from generator
                                              Green Multi-meter-1 : Current delivered to battery
                                              Green Multi-meter-2 : Voltage delivered to the battery


                                               Power rating ~ 35-40W
                                              Acknowledgements : Prof. Richard Wilk, Prof. James
                                              Hedrick, Paul Tompkins, Stan Gorski, Rhonda Becker,
 Rotor                   Frame                Malysa Cheng, Kevin Donnovan

				
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