Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
This project details the design and integration of a wind and hydroelectric power simulation system in correlation with the DC House Project. The simulator uses variable speed drives to rotate a DC motor which then drives a generator to produce output. This output is then regulated using a DC to DC converter which holds the voltage level constant making it easier to interface with other power sources for the house. The test results indicate that the simulator will be able to produce two separate power outputs that will provide at least 70 Watts of power in the acceptable speed range of 500-1100 RPM and substantially more power for speeds in excess of 1100 RPM. A simple wind power analysis has also been provided to help explain how easily the system can be adjusted to produce the specific wind power or hydroelectric power available in a geographic region.