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Wind Turbine Charge Controller

Participants: CSU, USM
Status: ongoing
India has many turbines, and needs an inexpensive controller to optimize power extraction, and avoid damage to the turbine and the power sinks (i.e., Batteries, pumps...). Colorado State University has excellent lab facilities for manufacturing and testing a prototype controller.
The University Science Malaysia has an Alternate Energy Test site where the turbine can be constructed and the turbine-controller system can be tested long term, and integrated with a small village-level grid system. The USM team will concentrate on the interconnectivity of a storage and distribution system. The CSU Team will design and build the controller. Other sites may be invited to generate additional power sources, or efficient power sinks (i.e., Ultra bright LED lighting, or inventive refrigeration systems).

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