AMU faculty delivers keynote lecture on Airborne Wind Turbine system

Aligarh: “The airborne wind turbine (AWT) system will prove to be a big leap forward towards green energy as, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International, it will supply 12 per cent of the global electricity and will also be a major contributor in reducing CO2 emissions, a reduction of 1.5 billion tons of CO2 per year”, said Professor Imtiaz Ashraf, Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University while delivering a keynote lecture, online, in the Springer-sponsored International Conference on Renewable Power organized by the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri.

He said that presently India has the fourth-highest wind installed capacity in the world with a total installed capacity of 37.7 GW and the proposed installation is 60 GW by 2022. He said that an AWT design with a rotor supported in the air without a tower can utilize the higher velocity and persistence of wind at high altitudes while avoiding expenses on tower construction in the range of 1000 m altitude.

Prof Ashraf also chaired a session on cyber-physical systems and the internet of things in smart grid and renewable power.

Comments are closed.