Research Article

Design and Optimization of a Wind Turbine for Rural Household Electrification in Machakos, Kenya

Table 1

Wind turbine configuration.

Rotor radius (mm)1450
Swept area (m2)6.6
Number of blades3
Airfoil typeNACA 4418
Reynolds number100000
Design tip speed ratio2.3
Assumed power coefficient (cp)0.46
Design system efficiency85%
Rotor speed (RPM)75
Rotor power rating (W)235
Chord (mm)300
Rated wind speed (m/s)5
Generator rating (W)200