Integrated roof wind energy system

A. B. Suma, R. M. Ferraro, B. Dano, S. P.G. Moonen

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Wind is an attractive renewable source of energy. Recent innovations in research and design have reduced to a few alternatives with limited impact on residential construction. Cost effective solutions have been found at larger scale, but storage and delivery of energy to the actual location it is used, remain a critical issue. The Integrated Roof Wind Energy System is designed to overcome the current issues of urban and larger scale renewable energy system. The system is built up by an axial array of skewed shaped funnels that make use of the Venturi Effect to accelerate the wind flow. This inventive use of shape and geometry leads to a converging air capturing inlet to create high wind mass flow and velocity toward a vertical-axis wind turbine in the top of the roof for generation of a relatively high amount of energy. The methods used in this overview of studies include an array of tools from analytical modelling, PIV wind tunnel testing, and CFD simulation studies. The results define the main design parameters for an efficient system, and show the potential for the generation of high amounts of renewable energy with a novel and effective system suited for the built environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European Energy Conference (E2C), 17-20 April 2012, Maastricht
Pages03002 1-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd European Energy Conference, E2C 2012 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


Conference2nd European Energy Conference, E2C 2012


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