Feasibility study of small-scale wind turbines for electrical generation
In this work I am showing that new and renewable sources of energy can make an increasing of energy, and an increasing contribution to the energy supply of mix of developing countries like our country Rwanda, in views of favorable renewable energy resource endowments, limitations and uncertainties of fossil fuel supplies, adverse balance of payments, and the increasing pressure on the environment from conventional energy generation. Wind energy for Rwanda is a new idea. While there are many sources of electricity (biomass, hydro, solar, etc.) in the world, Rwanda has always been dependent on only one source: hydro energy. Among the renewable energy technologies, the generation of mechanical and electrical power by wind machine has emerged as an economical power energy viable and cost-effective option. I show how to produce the power from wind energy by converting the kinetic energy in the wind in to electrical energy. However, the necessary information of this project is shown thoroughly in the project chapters. And we recommended that technology should be act as key tool for developing our country. The Energy Performance of the company in charge of energy has imposed obligatory consideration of the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of alternative energy systems (AES) for large new customers. Part of the approach consists of this research that is intended to be a guide on how to perform a feasibility study and to help actors to embed feasibility requirements in the common planning and building processes. The feasibility of these promising alternative energy systems (AES) must then be investigated in more detail. This handbook covers technical, economic, environmental and organizational aspects to ensure that a complete package of barriers is dealt with. As support for raising awareness, data of the research presents some good practice example of feasibility studies performed in that area of our country up to now. Finally, the application of this project in our country could have positive impact on social development since it may be used either for giving electricity in remote areas or for domestic water supply in rural areas, where public infrastructures still insufficient.
Keywords: Renewable energy; resource assessment; wind power; wind energy; wind turbine; feasibility studies;