E3S Web Conf.
Volume 23, 2017World Renewable Energy Congress-17
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||9. Wind Energy|
|Published online||20 November 2017|
The Feasibility of Utilizing Wind Energy in Commercial Buildings With Special Reference to the Kingdom of Bahrain
Department of Architecture and Interior Design College of Engineering, University of Bahrain
This article shall investigate the feasibility of utilizing wind energy for commercial buildings with special reference to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain World Trade Center which was built in 2008, is located in the city of Manama. The fifty-story complex contains identical twin towers that rise over 240 meters in height. The towers are connected by three bridges which hold three turbines each 29 meters long. The three turbines were originally design to provide electric energy required for lighting. The Bahrain World Trade Center was selected as a case study to investigate the feasibility of utilizing wind energy technologies in skyscrapers with special reference to the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is hoped that the findings and conclusion of the study shall be of some value for future utilization of wind energy in the GCC countries and the world at large.
Key words: wind energy / renewable energy in buildings / wind turbines and skyscrapers
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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