National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan
The main objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of gear ratio on the performance of a Low Starting Torque Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine, to explore alternatives for generating electricity. A mathematical model was derived and analyzed which expresses the movement of the wind through orientation blades in a Wollongong-Wind-Turbine, and a series of gear ratios that yield satisfactory results were found. Based on the results form the numerical analysis, corresponding experiments were conducted and the results are satisfactory.
2010 The International Conference on Green Technologies October 6~8, 2010