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Wind Turbine/Pavilion Integration for Electricity Generation (In Progress)
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iSEE Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) Projects
- Adaptive Aluminum Tensegrity Structure as a Bike Parking Canopy
- Addressing Community Health Disparities from Hazardous Waste
- Agrivoltaics: Crop Production and Solar Panels on the Same Land
- City Traffic as a Reservoir System
- Creating Adaptable Autonomous Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings
- Environment-Enhancing Food, Energy, and Water Systems
- Faculty/Staff Crowdsourced Community Program
- Geothermal: Thermo-Hydraulic Properties of Glacial Tills
- I-PLACES Living Laboratory
- Integrating Groundwater Resources and Geothermal Energy for Water-Energy Security and Resilience
- Student Mobility on and around the Illinois campus
- Testing Geopolymer Performance in a Geothermal Exchange System
- Thermochemical Batteries: Turning Waste Heat into an Energy Source
- Wind Turbine/Pavilion Integration for Electricity Generation
This project, funded in late Fall 2019, aims to demonstrate a new way in which a pavilion can achieve sustainability by installing an on-site wind turbine as an energy-generating system.
An innovative, aerodynamic design will enable micro-wind turbines to fit within an organic sculpture in the built environment with aesthetic integrity. The outcome of the project is a parking pavilion that can also work as a charging station for electric cars, bikes, or scooters.
Purpose of the Work: Campus Connection
Using iSEE seed funding, researchers expect their findings to be used as a testbed to discuss the basic physics as well as a hypothesis of the proposed system. Further application of its materiality and structural integrity at the building scale can be tested as well.
The PI is working with Facilities & Services (F&S) to find a suitable site to construct and test the project, possibly the Illinois Energy Farm.
The team expects to attract external funding to explore the novel use of wind energy.
No description has been provided yet.
Project Leader:Yun Kyu Yi, Assistant Professor of Architecture and member of the Energy Sustainability Working Advisory Team
- Co-PL: Bhujon Kang, Lecturer in Architecture