Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The objective of this project was to improve the amount of energy delivered by the wind turbine on Atwater-Kent Laboratories. This was accomplished by adding a monitoring and switching module as well as a second, low power, inverter in parallel to the currently installed inverter. A contactor was used to switch between the two inverters, controlled by the power monitoring circuitry. Information on the turbine's output was also recorded and saved on a computer.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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