SED3: The Complete Circuit

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Final Circuit Design Manufacturing Charging Circuit Breadboards are only designed for microelectronics prototyping and not typically for power electronics, and so although we are only … Continue reading SED3: The Complete Circuit

SED3: Initial Research and Planning

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Project Planning Technical Basics and Initial Research Working as a team of six, we planned, designed, manufactured, and assembled a working vertical, axis wind turbine. … Continue reading SED3: Initial Research and Planning

SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here The Battery We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – this causes … Continue reading SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

SED3: The Voltage Regulator

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here So that you can manage calculations for the divider you need to know the value of the input voltage and to do this you need … Continue reading SED3: The Voltage Regulator

SED3: And The Rest Of It…

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here I personally wasn't really involved with the research, design, and development of the turbine and tower. However I did help out a little bit practically … Continue reading SED3: And The Rest Of It…

SED3: The Battery Management System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Charging and Discharging Batteries We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – … Continue reading SED3: The Battery Management System

SED3: The Control System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Overall System The control system is designed to monitor variables across the overall system and feedback so as to improve and optimise the outputs. The … Continue reading SED3: The Control System

SED3: The Rectifier Circuit

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here The Design For maximum efficiency we are using a full wave rectifier. The two most common options for this are diode bridge rectifiers or transformer … Continue reading SED3: The Rectifier Circuit

SED3: The Generator Manufacturing

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Building the Rotor So the theoretical design had pretty much outlined the magnet specification that we needed and so we had simply ordered that. The … Continue reading SED3: The Generator Manufacturing

SED3: The Generator Theory

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Identifying a methodology to design the generator was difficult. Our only restricting variables of power left a lot of variation, and the scale of wind … Continue reading SED3: The Generator Theory