Design and Fabrication of Multi-Rotor Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
J.Jayapriya1, D.Muruganandam2, D.Raguraman3, B.Senthilkumar4, V.Dhinakaran5
1Jayapriya, Department of Mathematics, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai India.
2D.Muruganandam, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateshwaraa College of Technology, Chennai, India.
3D.Raguraman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
4B.Senthilkumar, Department of Production Engineering, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, India.
5V.Dhinakaran, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chennai institute of technology, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 3500-3504 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F9528088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F9528.088619
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Abstract: Wind is an endless resource which is abundantly found in nature. Harnessing wind energy for producing electricity is one of the ways for buildings for a sustainable future. Small-scale wind turbines could be a reliable energy source for usage in homes and in autonomous applications in locations that are far away from the grid power. Small wind turbines operating at low wind speeds regularly face the problem of poor performance due to small rotor size. To increase the power production additional wind turbines are installed. This increases the overall cost of the project. To reduce the cost and to improve the efficiency, multiple rotors are connected through a single shaft to the fixed single generator. The Implementation of this design permits start up at lower wind speeds, increasing the start-up torque and thus improving the overall performance of the turbine. This paper elaborates the design and fabrication of such a wind turbine.   
Keywords: Scale Wind Turbines, Multiple Rotors, Single Generator, Low Wind Speeds, Community wind turbines, Green Energy.