Harvesting Energy from Rainfall
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 130-132
Received: Jun. 14, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Aashay Tinaikar, Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhini’s College of Engineering And Technology, Mumbai, India
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Abstract
The goal of this project is to utilize energy stored in rain water to provide power to the buildings, which are situated in the regions, affected by power cuts during summer. This can be achieved by making use of a structured disposal pipeline system, use of individual small scale generator turbine, and use of piezoelectric generators to harness the kinetic energy of falling water. This project deals with the required piping design needed for maximum power output. This project also highlights the advantages and the shortcomings of the proposed design and also its feasibility.
Keywords
Renewable, Piezoelectric, Inelastic, PVDF
To cite this article
Aashay Tinaikar, Harvesting Energy from Rainfall, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 130-132. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20130203.18
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