E3S Web Conf.
Volume 238, 2021100RES 2020 – Applied Energy Symposium (ICAE), 100% RENEWABLE: Strategies, Technologies and Challenges for a Fossil Free Future
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|Published online||16 February 2021|
On the potential yield of wind turbines on high-rise buildings
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale (DIEF), Università degli Studi Firenze, Firenze, IT
2 Dipartimento Energia (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Torino, IT
3 Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Urban wind energy has intrigued some investments and applications over the last decade. However, most applications have been unsuccessful, in many cases leaving behind non-rotating wind turbines in the built environment. Research on urban wind energy has also lacked in providing a reliable description of the local flow features small wind turbines are placed in, and the positioning strategy is mostly based on empiricism. This study uses data from a wind tunnel test on the flow pattern above the roof of high-rise buildings to estimate the potential yield of small wind turbines installed in various configurations. The data are collected at a height of 12 m above the flat roof under various wind directions. The capacity factor of a medium-size horizontal axis wind turbine is calculated using power curve data available from the literature. The local wind resource is calculated using the mean wind speed as measured with hot-wire anemometry. The annual energy production of the various configurations is calculated using the climate data available for Firenze (IT) and the orientation of the building with respect to main winds. A rather large variability in the power output of the roof-farm was found for the chosen configuration.
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