WIND ENERGY HARNESSING – THEORY AND THE ETHIOPIAN EXPERIENCE

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Teferi Taye
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Energy Division, Equatorial Business Group (EBG) Plc., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Published in the Journal of the ESME, Vol. II, No. 2, October 1999
Reprinted with ESME permission by the African Technology Forum

ABSTRACT

The paper briefly discusses the underlying theory in wind harnessing by deriving some of the important equations, like the maximum attainable power factor, the various forces, moments, and their resulting stresses. The experience of the author over the last two decades in research and development endeavor in wind energy harnessing is summarized. Finally, the initiatives being taken by EBG to put this water lifting system to the benefit of the society, where the author is now in charge of this undertaking is introduced.

Full article text: Wind Energy Harnessing – Theory and the Ethiopian Experience

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