Volume 22, No. 01, Month MARCH, Year 2022, Pages 49 - 60

Impact of installing small wind turbines in urban areas on reducing pollution – a case study

Gazmend Krasniqi, Shpetim Lajqi, Bojan ?urin, Nikola Kranj?i?

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Wind turbines usage is one of the ways to produce electricity from renewable energy resources. Finding a place with enough wind potential is the biggest challenge when it comes to wind turbine power production. Lately, ideas and research have been done to install wind turbines in urban areas. An interesting approach for urban areas is to calculate pollution reduction with the use of renewable energy resources instead of fossil fuels. In the center area of Prishtina, a small horizontal axis wind turbine of 300 watts is installed. The results of the power produced by this turbine for the year 2019 are presented in this paper. In order to gain wind data, a meteorological station is installed near to the wind turbine. The research also includes the pollution from existing coal power plants that supply Prishtina with electricity; Kosova A and Kosova B. Result shows the amount of reduced pollution if the small wind turbines are used in urban areas. Since the installation of only one wind turbine has negligible impact, this paper includes results if a higher number of the same wind turbines is installed.


Electricity, Environment, Urban area, Wind data, Wind turbines


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