Background

Energy is an in-evitable form of resource on earth. The current energy trend is increasing day by day so that we have to look forward for different load reduction programs and energy management techniques. The economic growth and the age of industries had shifted to new era. Therefore the continued use of petroleum products, coal and natural gas has increased its value. The use of these non renewable resources becomes a major problem to the whole world. The development of renewable energy resources is essential and it will decrease the possibility of harm done to the environment and thereby increasing sustainability in nature.

As of now, wind energy is the most clean form of energy and it has a big potential for development in the commercial energy sector. The International wind energy market showed a new record in 2015 with a growth 22% increase and annual installation topped up to 63 GW. The total installation had now reached to 433 GW around the globe. The increase in wind energy generation was equal to almost half of global electricity growth. In wind energy development, wind turbine blades are a part of the wind mill which is one of the most important parts of the wind mill used for the generating power. Modern wind mill turbine blade consists of hybrid material structure combination of glass fibre reinforced polymer material (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced polymer material (CFRP). The glass fibre material seems to be an applicable material but at the end of its life cycle, it cannot be recycled and doesn’t reach to a completely sustainable level.

Need for Study

There is a need for developing a natural material which is equal to the property of glass fibre material and more sustainable than glass fibre. The natural fibre material, Bamboo is a kind of renewable material with properties like fast growth, strength, good mechanical properties and good toughness. The main difference between Bamboo and glass fibre material will be its mechanical property and life cycle.

Objectives

The objective of this project is to harvest energy different from sustainable bamboo material. It also helps to local peoples in Kerala to make funds for their lively hood from bamboo works.

Benefit of the study

The paramount advantage of this comprehensive, dynamic and integrated Energy process for the Bamboo blades for wind turbine is that it accords a single window approach for all energy generation schemes related attributes and services in the field of global energy.

Done by:

Sreeram P V

III Semester, M.Tech Translational Engineering, Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum District, Kerala, India.

Guided By: Dr. Hema Ramachandran