Windmill Power for Areas with Limited Access to Energy Perkins-Tryon Junior/High Schools
Why Greensburg Kansas? • Help those in need • Devastation after 2007 tornado
Availability of Resources • Kansas ranks in the top 3 states for wind resources. • It is in a class 4 area where wind speeds are on average 60 m/h. • Limited biomass after tornado. • Ample sunlight is available.
Ecological Factors • Availability of wind • The only historic site is the largest hand-dug well. • No other landscape impacts. • Military bases : • Fort Leavenworth • Fort Riley • McConnell AFB
Access and Availability • Two major highways • Railroad • Airport
Power Generated at Variable Wind Speeds Power (watts) Wind Speed
Power Generated with Variable Number of Blades Power (watts) Number Of Blades
Power Generated with Variable Gear Tensions Power (watts) Tension of Gear
Power Generated with Variable Blade Design Power (watts) Tension of Gear
Results • Home wind power • SkyStream home wind turbine producing 400KWh per month in 12 mph wind ($9000 - 12,000 including installation) • There are 730 houses in Greensburg, Ks now. • 5-11 k-w/h day
Results • 1000 houses /businesses • 11,000 k-w hours per day needed • 400 k-w hours per month in 12 m/h wind • 2,000 k-w hours per month in 60 m/h wind • 17 windmills are needed to produce 34,00 k-w hours each month • 17 windmills installed will cost $153,000-$204,000.