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Kite based generators are being developed as the next iteration of renewable energy converters. One such design is based on generating power by using kites to induce movement in a vertical axis ground based generator, referred to as a kite carousel. This paper introduces a minimum-order model of such a kite and indicates the key scales and parameters that affect the performance of this kite-based generator. The model is validated using experimentally gained data. A physical model is used to determine the aerodynamic coefficients of a high performance kite. The resulting numerical model shows a potential power delivery of 360 W, with substantial room for improving yield.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Offshore - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 8 Oct 2018 → 10 Oct 2018
|Conference||3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Offshore|
|Period||8/10/18 → 10/10/18|