Wind energy in urban areas is a new area and a rather blank page
concerning design criteria, aesthetics, concepts, minimizing costs
etc. Even though the potential energy in the flow is much higher on
the country side or off-shore, the erection of wind turbines in urban
areas is carried out and also shows perspectives regarding e. g.
direct use of the energy instead of redirecting the energy to the grid
and reduction of transmission loss. Within the area of urban wind
energy, different applications are to be distinguished. The main
groups are turbines integrated in buildings, small turbines on
already existing buildings and free standing turbines in public areas.
In this report, a look is taken on the mentioned applications, a short
introduction to urban climate is given, followed by a list of already
existing small turbines which are compared. Examples in between,
field tests and experiments support the understanding. An overview
of current projects set the application of wind turbines in the urban
environment in a relevant perspective.
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- Wind energy
- Aeroelastic Design