We knew that the environmental aspect ro this project was key, and at first we struggled to decide on a "green" idea. Ultimately, we would combine factora of environmental designs to create a hybrid clean energy source. Our Solar and Wind Collecting Facility came from the combinatiin of solar panels and the modern wind turbine. The power from this facility can be comercialized and sold to nearby communities for electricity and water heating.
Step 1: Why Is This Green?
Uses little energy to runUses no fossil fuelsCreates sustainable energy
Step 2: Specifications
Turbine Height:80m OR 262ftTurbine Wing length:37m OR 121ft3 Turbine Wings
Step 3: Wind Turbine
Energy produced by 1 windmill per hour 2000 kilo wattsCost for one windmill $2 Million
Step 4: Solar Panels
Energy produced by 1ft2 of solar panel 200 watts of energyCost for 1ft2 of solar panel $95 per ft2Total Surface Area of Solar Panels 45m per blade time 3= 135m2Total Energy produced by all 3 Solar Panels per hour 27 kilwatts times 3= 81 kilowattsTotal Cost of Solar Panels $12825
Step 5: Heating Water
From 55 to 1251gal=0.133ft Averagee water heater 50galAverage water heater size 6.65 ftEnergy used to heat 1gal of water 0.1342 kWhGal of Water used monthly 3,000gal for a 4-Person HomeAverage cost for water heating by a home $25.62Average energy needed for water heating by a home 512.4 kWh
Step 6: Income
Total Cost of Machine $2,012,8252,924 homes servedElectricity cost 5 cents per kilo wattTotal income per month $74,913Income per Year $898,954Years until breakeven 2.25
Step 7: Sources