MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 293, 20192019 7th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering (ACMME 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||New Energy Materials|
|Published online||25 September 2019|
A review of wind energy literature: alternative technologies for Central America
1 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH), Ing. Mecanica, Honduras
2 Universidad de Sevilla, Doctorado GENI, Sevilla, Spain
3 Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana (UNITEC), Facultad de Postgrado, Honduras
Wind energy has proven to be one of the most viable sources of renewable energy. In this sense, although wind power generation systems have evolved considerably in size, capacity and design, it has not been possible to build an ideal system, due to the behaviour of the wind, which varies temporarily, being something uncontrollable that depends of its direction and affects the efficiency of a wind system. Specifically, this paper focuses on making a first literature review that identifies the best technologies that can be implemented in Central America (CA). Although the types of wind turbines most used in CA are three-blade horizontal axis, since they take advantage of the variability of the winds, this review shows there are other technologies in developed countries for obtaining kinetic energy, by means of vertical Rotors that can be implemented. The results obtained have practical implications in the adoption of alternative technologies for developing countries in CA.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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