Know how. Know now.Sustainable Energy Options for       Rural Nebraska                William Kranz Assoc. Prof. Biologica...
Project ObjectivesDocument the long term performance characteristicsof small wind turbines and solar cells.
Wind Energy Potential
20-Year Average Daily WindCumulative Fraction ≤, decimel                                 Speed Distribution @ 17.8 m      ...
Typical Wind Direction
Wind Energy Potential
Eoltec Scirocco - 6kWWith tilt down guywire lattice tower• Cut-in wind speed 2.7 m/s• Survival wind speed 60 m/s• Mechanic...
Wind Energy Production by Wind Speed            Eoltec Scirocco      Rated Power @ 12 m/s
Evance Iskra R9000- 5kW  With tilt down monopole tower• Cut-in wind speed 3 m/s• Survival wind speed 60 m/s• Mechanical pi...
Wind Energy Production by Wind Speed          Evance Iskra R9000                     Rated power @ 12.9 m/s
Data Collection• Document installation process w/ video• Power produced vs. wind speed• Noise production• Maintenance cost...
Solar Energy Potential
Solar Panels from Different        ManufacturersSanyo                      Trina                 Sharp   Samsung
Data Collection• Document installation process w/ video• Power produced vs. incoming radiation• Maintenance costs• Power f...
Project ObjectivesDevelop a web-based system to store and disseminate energygeneration information and provide learning op...
Project ObjectivesDocument the operating efficiency, and fuel consumptionof engine powered irrigation pump
Know how. Know now.      UNL’s Sustainable Energy Testing Facility                              Haskell Agricultural Labor...
Know how. Know now.Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agricultureand Natural Resources at the University of Nebra...
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  1. 1. Know how. Know now.Sustainable Energy Options for Rural Nebraska William Kranz Assoc. Prof. Biological Systems Engineering Haskell Ag Laboratory, Concord, NE wkranz1@unl.edu Investigators John Hay, Jerry Hudgins, Loren Isom, Deepak Keshwani, David Shelton
  2. 2. Project ObjectivesDocument the long term performance characteristicsof small wind turbines and solar cells.
  3. 3. Wind Energy Potential
  4. 4. 20-Year Average Daily WindCumulative Fraction ≤, decimel Speed Distribution @ 17.8 m Mean = 5.96 m/s Average Daily Wind Speed, m/s
  5. 5. Typical Wind Direction
  6. 6. Wind Energy Potential
  7. 7. Eoltec Scirocco - 6kWWith tilt down guywire lattice tower• Cut-in wind speed 2.7 m/s• Survival wind speed 60 m/s• Mechanical pitch control• 245 maximum RPM
  8. 8. Wind Energy Production by Wind Speed Eoltec Scirocco Rated Power @ 12 m/s
  9. 9. Evance Iskra R9000- 5kW With tilt down monopole tower• Cut-in wind speed 3 m/s• Survival wind speed 60 m/s• Mechanical pitch control• 200 nominal RPM
  10. 10. Wind Energy Production by Wind Speed Evance Iskra R9000 Rated power @ 12.9 m/s
  11. 11. Data Collection• Document installation process w/ video• Power produced vs. wind speed• Noise production• Maintenance costs• Vibration in turbine and tower• Power quality indicators• Net metering issues
  12. 12. Solar Energy Potential
  13. 13. Solar Panels from Different ManufacturersSanyo Trina Sharp Samsung
  14. 14. Data Collection• Document installation process w/ video• Power produced vs. incoming radiation• Maintenance costs• Power factor• Power quality indicators• Net metering issues
  15. 15. Project ObjectivesDevelop a web-based system to store and disseminate energygeneration information and provide learning opportunities forstate and regional audiences. Lincoln Electric System http://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/qJJ62511
  16. 16. Project ObjectivesDocument the operating efficiency, and fuel consumptionof engine powered irrigation pump
  17. 17. Know how. Know now. UNL’s Sustainable Energy Testing Facility Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord, NEEnergy Production Testing Energy Storage Testing In-house Solar electric Cell requirement Wind Arrays s Turbines Controller/Interface/ Data Collection Irrigation PumpEthanol-Fueled Smart Engine Meter Electri c Grid This Project Future Projects
  18. 18. Know how. Know now.Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agricultureand Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the UnitedStates Department of Agriculture.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educationalprograms abide with the nondiscrimination policies ofthe University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the UnitedStates Department of Agriculture.

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