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close this bookEcologically Sound Energy Planning Strategies for Sustainable Development (Indian Institute of Sciences)
View the documentAbstract:
Open this folder and view contents1.0 Introduction:
View the document2.0 Energy conservation
close this folder3.0 Renewable energy sources
View the document3.1.0 Solar energy conversion modes:
View the document3.1.1 Solar water heating
View the document3.1.2 Industrial and commercial systems:
View the document3.1.3 Domestic water heating:
View the document3.1.4 Present status in Karnataka:
View the document3.1.5 Technical issues:
View the document3.2.0 Wind Energy:
View the document3.2.1 Wind energy systems:
View the document3.2.2 Economic aspects:
View the document3.3.0 Waste/Residue based energy:
View the document3.4.0 Hydro electric power and energy:
View the document4.0 Energy Planning:
View the document5.0 Integrated Renewable Energy Concepts
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3.2.1 Wind energy systems:

Based on applications, are broadly classified as (a) direct shaft power system (b) hybrid or autonomous system (c) wind farms.

Wind turbines converts kinetic energy of the wind to mechanical power. This may be used to pump water or drive electric generators or be converted to chemical energy for storage in batteries. Vertical axis wind turbines and the horizontal axis types are two basic technologies employed for converting wind to useful energy. In Karnataka 0.55 wind farm is installed at Talacauvery. Wind pumps of horizontal axis type are working in Karnataka (42 numbers disseminated by KSCST for pumping water etc.).

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