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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.
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