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Bucket rotor wind-driven generatorAs compared with the ordinary propeller type rotor, the bucket rotor is limited in rotational speed since the tip rotor speed can never exceed the wind speed. However, it does not present the blade fatigue problem that the ordinary rotor has, and it perhaps causes less sight pollution. The deflector vanes also provide a venturi passage to capture greater wind flow. The bucket rotors can be strung together end-to-end up to thousands of feet long to produce large amounts of power.
Document ID
19740008663
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Chang, H. H.
(California State Univ. San Diego, CA, United States)
Mccracken, H.
(Sunwater Co.)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Wind Energy Conversion Systems
Subject Category
Auxiliary Systems
Accession Number
74N16776
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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