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Reference Number 2002-7-28-1-6
Title Building mounted wind turbines
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 75%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 95%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday
No email address given
Energy Research Unit
STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Award Type 3
Funding Source Carbon Trust
Start Date 01 May 2003
End Date 30 April 2004
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £54,214
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (99.000%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.100%)
Project Contact , BDSP Partnership Ltd (0.100%)
Project Contact , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.100%)
Project Contact , FreeGEN (0.100%)
Project Contact , Hoare Lea and Partners (0.100%)
Project Contact , Wind Dam Ltd (0.100%)
Project Contact , Altechnica (0.100%)
Project Contact , Marlec Engineering Company Ltd (0.100%)
Project Contact , Proven Engineering Products Ltd (0.200%)
Web Site http://www.eru.rl.ac.uk/BUWT.htm
Objectives To establish the state of development of a number of different Building Mounted/ Integrated Wind Turbine technologies. For these identified technologies, to formulate a research and development road map allowing demonstration stages to be reached with the most efficient use of research resources
Abstract The exploitation of renewable energy resources is key to the UK s strategy to meet its CO2 reduction targets. Wind power represents a particularly rich vein for the UK to tap in reaching this goal. When this is considered together with the high proportion of energy used in the building sector and the EU Draft Directive to address the problems associated with an over-reliance on external energy sources, the use of Building Mounted/Integrated Wind Turbines (BUWTs) appears an attractive proposition. There already exist a number of ideas, designs and prototypes for BUWTs. However, these developments are disparate and there is a need to provide a common road map for developers so that development efforts are not duplicated. CCLRC, with input from partners, is seeking to define the most efficient path to demonstration for the different ideas, designs and prototypes in the BUWT field. With this in mind the study sets out to: identify and acquire an understanding of all BUWT technologies;determine their present status on the road to demonstration; establish the research and development that needs to be undertaken for each technology to reach the demonstration stage; identify the research and development needs that differing technologies have in common, thereby creating a standard, efficient R D route to demonstration. The exploitation of BUWTs in the UK is estimated to have the potential to bring about a reduction in CO2 emissions of 50 million tonnes over the next 20 years. Byassisting the development of the technology, the chances of developing a UK home industry with considerable export potential will be increased significantly
Publications (none)
Final Report A G Dutton, J A Halliday, M J Blanch. (2005). The Feasibility of Building-Mounted/Integrated Wind Turbines (BUWTs): Achieving their potential for carbon emission reductions. Final Report (PDF 4185 KB)
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