Software Modeling of Direct Wind to Energy Generator
The Wind Energy is one of the cleanest sources of electrical energy. Commercial wind turbines deliver the promise of being practically realizable with the cost of having an extremely large footprint and being haunted by the Betz Limit. This paper is a research study on the nascent idea of Direct Wind to Energy Conversion which aims to produce electrical energy by harnessing wind’s kinetic energy, devoid of any rotational mechanism. The method in question utilizes the technique of Electro-Hydro-Dynamic Atomization (EHDA) to atomize charged working fluid to deposit its particles on collector electrodes using wind as a carrier. A comparative analysis of several working fluids was conducted to optimize energy production. Simulations on the charged particle trajectory were conducted based on historical average wind speed values to enhance electrode placement which in turn led to design iterations and increased efficiency.