A Concept of Power Generator using Wind Turbine, Hydrodynamic Retarder, and Organic Rankine Cycle Drive

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This paper describes a concept of electric power generating system that uses a wind turbine to generate kinetic energy which converts heat through a hydrodynamic retarder. The heat so generated is utilized to drive an organic Rankine cycle that converts thermal energy into electricity power for continuous and undisrupted supply during the year. A hydrodynamic retarder converts kinetic energy into heat through hot fluid by directing the flow of the fluid into the hydrodynamic retarder in a manner that resists rotation of blades of the wind turbine. The hot fluid circulating in the hydrodynamic retarder is a thermal heat source for vapor regeneration of organic heat exchange fluid mixture(s) used in the Rankine cycle. The expansion of the organic heat exchange fluid gets converted into rotation of the generator rotor.


Capacitors; Direct energy conversion; Electric power production; Heat recovery; Heat – Transmission; Heat transfer; Hydrodynamics; Rankine cycle; Renewable energy; Rotating flows; Thermal properties; Thermodynamic properties; Wind turbines; Wind energy


Energy Systems | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability


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