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Assessment of the small‐capacity straight‐bladed VAWT for sustainable development of Canada

Islam, Mazharul and Ting, David S‐K. and Fartaj, Amir (2007) Assessment of the small‐capacity straight‐bladed VAWT for sustainable development of Canada. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 64 (4). pp. 489-500. ISSN 0020-7233 E-ISSN 1029-0400

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Canada has a huge wind power potential of more than 28,000 MW, which represents a significant environmentally benign sustainable energy source. A small-capacity (below 10kW) straight-bladed vertical axis wind turbine can compete with conventional sources in niche markets. It converts wind energy to useful energy vectors or carriers, such as heat, electricity, and mechanical power. This paper discusses the applications of this turbine, so promising for the sustainable development of Canada. Furthermore, human health, natural environmental and national economic benefits of these applications in Canadian perspective are also described. It has been demonstrated that all these environmentally benign applications can contribute significantly toward Canada's target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by displacing the use of conventional fossil fuels, and take an essential step toward sustainable energy future. © 2007 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7416/566123
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canada,Darrieus,Renewable energy,Small wind turbine,VAWT,Wind energy
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mazharul Islam
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 16:18
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56613

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