Abstract

- Performance curves aid in energy assessment and performance monitoring of wind turbines and can be used as a guide for turbine applications where a generic comparison between different types can be made before selection. This study design, build and carried out a performance analysis on a lift-type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). It was discovered that the efficiency of the wind turbine increased with tip speed ratios. A maximum tip speed ratio of 1.08 was achieved under limited wind speeds which meant that the rotational speed of the device was the same as the wind velocity.

How to Cite
ADEMOLA ADEYANJU, MANOHAR K, POONWASSIE S., Anthony. Development of the Performance Characteristics of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], july 2019. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/1942>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019.