Small Scale Wind Turbine


Due to the increasing awareness and concern about the negative impacts of fossil fuels on the environment, as well as the need for more sustainable sources of energy, Wind energy has emerged as one of the leading sources of renewable energy, and small-scale wind turbines have become a popular option for individuals, organizations, and communities looking to generate their electricity and reduce their carbon footprint.

Our Small Scale Wind turbine can provide a reliable source of emergency power in case of power outages, natural disasters, or other emergencies, which is Flexible, Easy installation and Cost-effective.


Goal and Objectives

Our goal is to build a light, safe, durable, inexpensive, and efficient H-Darrieus wind turbine that can produce electricity with low wind speed in the urban areas. Specifically, the wind turbine should not weigh more than 10 lbs and must withstand wind speed up to 18 m/s. The size must fit into a 50cm x 50cm x 50cm box without mounting assembly, and the total cost must be less than $300. Lastly, the wind turbine must generate 10 watts at least one speed between 5 m/s and 11 m/s. 

Week 1-2 : Establish team organization and research on small-scale wind turbine 

Week 3 : Preliminary design : generate at least 3 conceptual designs

Week 4 : Market survey for sizing and complete the bill of materials

Week 5 : Midterm Presentation

Week 6 : Detailed solidworks model and electrical diagram

Week 7-8 : Full prototype assembly and test

Week 9-10 : Final report and presentation


Team Contacts

Project Manager : David Luong (

Mechanical Lead : Yushi Zhang (

Mechanical Team : Christian Lensang (

Electrical Lead : Minsu Kim (

Electrical Team : David Loung (


Mahmoud Abdelgalil (


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