Title

Storm Drain Hydroelectric Generator

Author(s)

David Wamai

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The focus of this research study is the the renewable energy field of hydroelectric generation. The main focus is to design and fabricate a hydroelectric generator that can fit on the inside of a storm drain, taking advantage of the running flow of water in the gap during mild rainfall or heavy storms. The entire purpose of the device is to provide electricity to a household body in the event of a power outage during natural disasters involving precipitation. The inspiration for this project idea was observing the amount of homes without power during rainstorms in certain areas of South Carolina, even though most power lines are underground and not suspended up in the air where they remain vulnerable to falling branches and debris. The design of the device will consist of two designs, one will be a portable model and the other will be a permanent attachment model. The portable model will have 2-3 hydroelectric rotors each connected to a energy storage device that is all supported by a telescopic pole that will meet the two ends of the gap of the storm drain. This model is designed to be removed, stored, and reinstalled when needed, be an anticipated storm or heavy rainfall. The permanent attachment model will sit directly inside of the drain and catch any falling water running down the side of it. It will be connected to the wall by screws and cement glue.

Location

Furman Hall 110

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 11:30 AM

Storm Drain Hydroelectric Generator

Furman Hall 110

The focus of this research study is the the renewable energy field of hydroelectric generation. The main focus is to design and fabricate a hydroelectric generator that can fit on the inside of a storm drain, taking advantage of the running flow of water in the gap during mild rainfall or heavy storms. The entire purpose of the device is to provide electricity to a household body in the event of a power outage during natural disasters involving precipitation. The inspiration for this project idea was observing the amount of homes without power during rainstorms in certain areas of South Carolina, even though most power lines are underground and not suspended up in the air where they remain vulnerable to falling branches and debris. The design of the device will consist of two designs, one will be a portable model and the other will be a permanent attachment model. The portable model will have 2-3 hydroelectric rotors each connected to a energy storage device that is all supported by a telescopic pole that will meet the two ends of the gap of the storm drain. This model is designed to be removed, stored, and reinstalled when needed, be an anticipated storm or heavy rainfall. The permanent attachment model will sit directly inside of the drain and catch any falling water running down the side of it. It will be connected to the wall by screws and cement glue.