A Feasibility Study of Wind Resources for Meeting the Energy Needs of Georgia

EPA Grant Number: F07P40235
Title: A Feasibility Study of Wind Resources for Meeting the Energy Needs of Georgia
Investigators: Mitchell, Elan V
Institution: Spelman College
EPA Project Officer: Michaud, Jayne
Project Period: July 17, 2007 through April 17, 2009
Project Amount: $41,500
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Research Category: Academic Fellowships

Objective:

The research project will entail investigating wind turbine technology and determining if this is a viable way of meeting Georgia’s energy needs. Promising regions will be identified. Research will also investigate 2-blade rotors that weigh less, are less noisy, and less costly than 3-bladed rotors. Two programs, Yawdyn and Aerodyn will be used to predict power generation from wind turbines and to model air turbulence and predict effectiveness.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Sustainable Industry/Business, POLLUTION PREVENTION, Sustainable Environment, Energy, Technology, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Environmental Engineering, environmental technology, clean technologies, turbine technology, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, energy technology, alternative energy source, wind energy

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2008
  • Final