Feasibility study on implementing wind power generation on moving train is discussed. Wind turbines installation over the train roof is suggested and tested from different aspects. Practical aspects of wind energy utilization are discussed and challenges are highlighted. Calculations of wind power generation for wagon roof mounted turbine are provided and air drag of turbine is discussed. The generated power is compared to mechanical power required to overcome the extra air drag caused by wind turbines over the train wagons. Economical profit of the suggested design is also discussed in detail. The fuel economy and resultant decrease of the carbon dioxide emission have shown the reasonableness of investments on wind turbine implementation on the passenger trains. The payback period calculations for different scenarios are also conducted.
Venera Nurmanova received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Her fields of interest are power systems and renewable energy sources.