INTERNATIONAL ENERGY JOURNALVolume 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?
Abstract Download PDFWind 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