Document Type : Technical Note
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noushirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran
This work represent a proposed design to supply street lighting power using moving vehicles with an automatic system to guide the fluid flow. In the present design, wind turbines are integrated on the body of the lighting base, which can reduce the construction cost compared to previous designs and use the fluid flow of all vehicles movement with different dimensions to increase system efficiency. Also, present investigation, has been used an automatic system to direct the fluid flow to the wind turbines to increase the efficiency in supplying electricity, which was not installed in the previous designs. Other features of this system include the production of electricity in inappropriate weather and storm conditions, unlike previous designs that had to stop the wind turbine in these conditions to decrease damage. Finally, illuminating the streets and alleys, the stored energy can be used for other purposes, such as charging car batteries and lighting resort stations. Then, comparison between the best design of the third model based on lighting and second model with four vertical wind turbines (VWT) and solar panel (SP), the power generation has increased by 35.55 %. Finally, using an automatic guidance systems (AGS) of fluid flow in the third model based on lighting, the power generation was enhamced by 64.86 %.