Consideration of Local Wind Energy
Kouki Yamaji*, Takaaki Hashimoto*, Shoushi Inoue**, and Yutaka Konishi**
*Dept. of Automotive Engineering
**Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Aichi College of Technology, 50-2 Manori, Nishihagama-cho, Gamagori, Aichi 443-0047, Japan
Received:July 23, 1998Accepted:August 6, 1998Published:October 20, 1998
Keywords:Wind energy, Generator, Measurement, Windmill
We measured local wind velocity and direction on a hill west of Gamagori City for about 4.5 years, finding that the average annual wind velocity is 3.3m/s and wind with velocity exceeding 4m/s blows over 2500 hours a year. We concluded that useful local wind energy exists based on the electricity generation standard. Three-dimensional incompressible potential flow analysis clarified local winds.
Cite this article as:K. Yamaji, T. Hashimoto, S. Inoue, and Y. Konishi, “Consideration of Local Wind Energy,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.10 No.5, pp. 445-449, 1998.Data files: