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totalcrazy007
totalcrazy007 • Mar 29, 2014

VAWT Wind Pump

Hey all,

I am thinking of doing a project on wind pumping system using VAWT. But can I combine water pumping and electricity generation using the same system? If so how? Any ideas. Am not talking about hybrid using solar panels.

thanks
There is nothing very difficult about using a prime mover like VAWT for either power generation or water pumping. Except that it has to be one or the other at a given time. You can design a shift mechanism that engages one or the other.
totalcrazy007
totalcrazy007 • Mar 29, 2014
thanks for your suggestion Mr.Ramani. I am planing to make this project suitable for areas with medium or low wind speed.Can it be possible using VAWT as it need to be small for residential use.
Have a look at this UK survey:
https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk...urbines/Recommendations-from-our-field-trials

One advantage of using wind power for water pumping is that if one uses a positive displacement pump (Can be even a diaphragm pump) the variable speed of the wind only varies the pump output. Here is an example:
https://openideo.com/challenge/how-c...es/concepting/repurposing-the-water-tire-pump

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