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A new source of renewable energy from lightning stroke: A small scale system

Jidin , Auzani (2010) A new source of renewable energy from lightning stroke: A small scale system. In: IEEE- International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC), 2010, 21-24 June 2010, Sapporo.

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Abstract

This paper describes about the method for harvesting the new source of renewable energy from lightning stroke in a small-scale system. It is known that lightning can produce huge scale of electricity. The restriction in harvesting the gratis lightning energy is regarding the process to detain and store the energy within a microsecond according to the typical lightning wave shape. Due to that, a small-scale laboratory is set up based on natural characteristics of lightning. The purpose is to determine the performance and potential of the sampling capacitor as storage for the electricity produced by lightning. In this paper, the results of the laboratory experiment focusing on the sampling capacitors were presented. The capacitors are subjected to 1.2/50μ8, 4.2kV single-stroke impulse voltages. The results show that the small-scale system successfully illustrates the concept of capturing energy from lightning return strokes that can be a potential source of renewable energy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Power Electronics & Drives
Depositing User: Dr Auzani Jidin
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 01:30
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:59
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/8759

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