Design Methodology and Technical Attributes of the Uprise Energy 50 kW Portable Power Center

Design Methodology and Technical Attributes of the  Uprise Energy 50 kW Portable Power Center

A study of constraints in the wind industry was conducted to guide the development process of the Uprise machine.  The list is long, but here are the ones that effect energy capture.

Wind Power vs Diesel Power vs Solar Power (Comparison)

When reviewing electrical power options for remote (often times off-grid) regions, there are three primary options one would likely consider: Solar Power, a Diesel Powered Generator or a Wind Turbine. Comparing these three is interesting, but not always equivalent.

Need For A Portable Wind Turbine

Electrical energy provides great benefits to those who are connected to a grid. For the billions who are not connected to a grid, the solution is local or portable power generators. Virtually millions of small communities, remote and isolated, need small or medium generators. Fuel powered generators are high in cost per kWhr, fuel supply is risky and unreliable. The solution is generating electricity renewably, where it is needed. 

Project Summary: Methods to Improve Wind Gust Energy Capture

The energy of a wind gust is typically 8 times that of the steady wind flow. A modern wind turbine has constraints preventing it from capturing the increased energy in a wind gust.  A modern wind turbine, on average, captures 25% of the available kinetic energy from wind flow. 

Methods To Improve Wind Turbine Performance

Renewable energy is imperative.  While no renewable source is the answer for all of our energy needs, wind energy has its attributes.  Unlike the sun, wind is everywhere all the time.  Wind power has become reasonably cost effective compared to other renewable forms.  However, wind is not as cost effective as it should be.

Area Under the Curve - The Importance of Capturing Gust Energy

The area under the wind curve is critical to understanding the importance of wind machines and their ability to capture a reasonable percent of that energy.