As energy production transitions to renewable sources, two trends are on the rise:

  • Small scale energy production in interconnected microgrids
  • Increased grid battery storage capacity

The Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) Project offers avenues of development for both of these burgeoning engineering opportunities. Using IoT capabilities, the VAWT allows for remote monitoring and maintenance, while also collecting data to optimize energy production as a standalone, microgrid. The energy produced is stored and used for charging phones, laptops, and micromobility devices.



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