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Piezoelectric wind power harnessing – an overview

Çevik, Gülnihal and Akşit, Mahmut Faruk and Şabanoviç, Asif (2011) Piezoelectric wind power harnessing – an overview. In: 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2011), İstanbul, Turkey

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Abstract

As fossil energy resources deplete, wind energy gains ever more importance. Recently, piezoelectric energy harvesting methods are emerging with the advancements in piezoelectric materials and its storage elements. Piezoelectric materials can be utilized to convert kinetic energy to electrical energy. Utilization of piezoelectric wind harvesting is a rather new means to convert renewable wind energy to electricity. Piezoelectric generators are typically low cost and easy to maintain. This work illustrates an overview of piezoelectric wind harvesting technology. In wind harvesting, piezoelectric material choice is of the first order of importance. Due to their strain rate, robustness is a concern. For optimum energy harvesting efficiency resonant frequency of the selected materials and overall system configuration plays important role. In this work, existing piezoelectric wind generators are grouped and presented in following categories: leaf type, rotary type, rotary to linear type and beam type wind generators.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords:wind, piezo, energy harvesting, piezoelectric materials, wind energy
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
ID Code:18850
Deposited By:Mahmut Faruk Akşit
Deposited On:19 Mar 2012 15:43
Last Modified:19 Mar 2012 15:43

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