Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
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ISSN: 2090-4541

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Torrey Wagner

Torrey Wagner


  • Research Article
    Using Wind and Hydro Power to Sustain the Off-Grid Power Supply for a 50' Cruising Sailboat
    Author(s): Keisha Meyer, Torrey Wagner and Jada WilliamsKeisha Meyer, Torrey Wagner and Jada Williams

    Cruising sailboats operate with a power requirement modest enough to operate mostly or completely on renewable energy technology sources. Cruisers without renewable energy systems use the vessel’s diesel engine to charge the boat’s batteries; if the systems are operated at anchor, this dramatically decreases the time before the engine needs major overhaul. System users estimate a diesel engine can run approximately 8,000 hours underway before needing major overhaul, whereas operating 500 hours at anchor produces similar wear and tear on engine pistons. Although renewable energy systems have a high initial capital cost, these systems can provide the vessel’s electrical system with sufficient power without additional wear and tear on the vessel’s diesel engine. This research outlines the power requirement for a 50-foot ocean cru.. View More»

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