Proceedings of the
Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Wind Turbine — Design of Turbine Blade
Ryo S. Amano
University of Wisconsin, USA
As renewable energy sources become increasingly popular, wind power provides a safe and dependable
alternative to fossil fuels. Wind turbines are currently constructed in a variety of sizes; some are several
hundred feet tall and weigh thousands of pounds while others are small enough to mount on top of a
residential home. The aim of this study is to design and build a small wind turbine that utilized a
microcontroller board to automatically adjust the blade angle of attack and also rotate the turbine toward
the windward direction. The turbine will display weather information, such as the current wind speed and
direction, on an LCD module.