IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Vijay K.Kamble, Prof. Kishor N. Wagh
Increasing demand in energy facilitated the need of clean energy such as wind energy. This study was done to investigate the design and development of a micro Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) Savonius Type. In regions where wind speed is limited Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT) do not have a practical application due to high wind speed requirement. VAWT provide operational abilities at lower speeds and do not require an alignment mechanism. Today, the most commonly used wind turbine is the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT), where the axis of rotation is parallel to the ground. However, there exist other types of wind turbines, one of which will be the primary focus of this paper, the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). These devices can operate in flows coming from any direction, and take up much less space than a traditional HAWT and VAWT are definitely a credible source of energy for the future.