Gallery: Delhi University Students to Harness Wind Energy Produced by M...


Students of the Kalindi Colege at Delhi University have received approval to pilot a project that will use the high-speed winds generated by metro trains to produce energy. The team of 10 students and two teachers developed a proposal that consists of small turbines placed strategically throughout Delhi’s 196-kilometer metro network.

Using the data on the speed of the Delhi trains provided by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the team was able to pinpoint exact locations for the turbines and predict the project’s efficiency. According to their research, the optimal positions for the turbines would be tunnel entries and transition points where the trains move from the underground to overhead lines.

The harnessed energy would be stored in batteries and would amount up to 500 Watts per hour (12 kW per day) under ideal conditions, according to the team’s calculations. Estimates show that, with friction and other losses, the turbines might produce 200 Watts per hour (or 4.8 kW in a day) of electricity.

The team was granted permission by the operator of the Delhi metro network to install one turbine in one of the city’s underground stations as a pilot project.

Via CleanTechnica

Photos from Wikimedia Commons


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  1. Mony Mostafa November 1, 2013 at 6:43 am

    hi,my name is mony i interested to this project..please,how i connect the team of the project ?

  2. Jostein Aamodt April 18, 2013 at 2:51 am

    My name is Jostein Aamodt. I featured in Skaperen(Bergen, Norway) some ten years ago or so. Now, what we need to do in the future is to create more tunnels. Frequent ones, not lenghty, to produce the most powerful and litter-free energy-harnesses. Where view can be sacrificed, ofcourse.
    Good luck in bettering the world, students. Good to see that the experts aren`t laughing anymore

  3. diamonds61 March 13, 2013 at 2:22 am

    If you can contact the team, please inform that as part of the project, they should also analyze increase in the electrical energy to run the trains, and whether there is actually any savings, or just notional.

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