What: Installation of CSU-designed prototype Wind Tower atop the University’s Plant Services Building
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The crane is scheduled to arrive at the site around 7 a.m., and the lift is anticipated to occur some time after 9 a.m. We will issue another notice via email to this distribution list approximately one hour prior to the actual lift.
Where: Plant Services Building, 1802 East 25th Street, just south of Payne Ave.
Cleveland State University has designed and constructed a prototype wind power generating structure based on an experimental patented design developed by Dr. Majid Rashidi, Professor in CSU’s Mechanical Engineering Department. The wind turbine system includes a wind deflecting structure that resembles a large hollow cylinder with 7-foot diameter horizontal-axis wind turbines, two on either side, located on opposite sides of the cylinder and suspended from a rotating support structure. An automated motor control system will position the turbines to be facing into the wind at all times. The 25-foot wide cylindrical structure is designed to amplify wind speeds across the face of the turbines, resulting in higher power output and lower turbine cut-in wind speeds compared to standard turbine systems. The technology demonstrator has been constructed on the ground and will be installed on the roof of CSU’s Plant Services Building, a five-story former warehouse located at 1802 East 25th St.
The construction photos demonstrate the size of the wind power generating structure that will be hoisted to the top of CSU’s Plant Services building on Tuesday, May 12.
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