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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.3 P.290-295


Investigation on wind energy-compressed air power system

Author(s):  JIA Guang-zheng, WANG Xuan-yin, WU Gen-mao

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jgz@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Wind energy, Compressed air power, Pressure reduction, Clean energy

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wind energy is a pollution free and renewable resource widely distributed over China. Aimed at protecting the environment and enlarging application of wind energy, a new approach to application of wind energy by using compressed air power to some extent instead of electricity put forward. This includes: explaining the working principles and characteristics of the wind energy-compressed air power system; discussing the compatibility of wind energy and compressor capacity; presenting the theoretical model and computational simulation of the system. The obtained compressor capacity vs wind power relationship in certain wind velocity range can be helpful in the designing of the wind power-compressed air system. Results of investigations on the application of high-pressure compressed air for pressure reduction led to conclusion that pressure reduction with expander is better than the throttle regulator in energy saving.

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