Powered Project inaugurated at the Harbour Office of Ravenna a 300 watts small wind turbine

Today, March 5th 2015, at 11.30 at the Harbour Office of Ravenna, an experimental small wind turbine has been officially inaugurated by the european Powered Project (of which the RAVENNA 05/03/2015. PROVINCIA DI RAVENNA - PROGETTO POWERED. INSTALLATA UNA PALA EOLICA (MICRO EOLICO) SUL TETTO DELLA CAPITANERIA DI PORTOprovince of Ravenna is one of the partners). The ceremony has been attended by Mara Roncuzzi, Councillor for the Environment of the Province of Ravenna, Captain Giuseppe Meli, Commander of the Harbour Office of Ravenna and Maritime Director of the Emilia Romagna Region, Galliano Di Marco, President of the Port Authority of Ravenna, Prof. Ing. Renato Ricci, professor at the Politecnica University of Marche and head of the scientific committee of Project Powered, Alberto Rebucci, responsible of Powered Project for the Province of Ravenna, and Ing. Antonio Lazzari, President of the Cooperative Impronte, who has illustrated the features of the small wind turbine.

The small wind turbine has been installed on the roof of the headquarters of the Harbour office in Porto Corsini: it has a rated power of 300 watts and is made of two coaxial turbines with vertical axis, one internal and one external. Its dimensions are one meter and a half in height and one meter in diameter. The turbine is able to start even in presence of mild winds, generating between 600 and 1,000 kWh per year, enough to meet about 20 percent of the energy needs of a ordinary house. The turbines feed batteries similar to those of a car, that are managed by an electronic component which distributes the energy.

The aim of the eRAVENNA 05/03/2015. PROVINCIA DI RAVENNA - PROGETTO POWERED. INSTALLATA UNA PALA EOLICA (MICRO EOLICO) SUL TETTO DELLA CAPITANERIA DI PORTOuropean Powered Project – financed within the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Programme 2007-2013 – is to check if and where there are wind conditions to allow investments in large offshore wind farms: by developing sophisticated mathematical models and the creation of a network of anemometers that will be tasked to collect data on the ‘wind resource’ in the Adriatic sea. The data will be ‘certified’ so they can provide useful elements for the installation of every kind of wind farm along the Adriatic coast, starting from the large ports.

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Lead partner Abruzzo Region Directorate for Bureau Affairs, Legislative and EC Policies, External Affairs Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Sector, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro Veneto Agricoltura, regional agency for agriculture, forestry and agri-food sectors

Province of Ravenna
Marche Region Environment and Landscape Department

Molise Region Programming Department
Apulia Region Mediterranean Department

Marche Polytechnic University
CETMA Consortium Engineering, Design and Materials Center Micoperi marine contractors srl

Italian Ministry for Environment and Land and Sea
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy, Republic of Albania

Municipality of Komiza
European Union Adriatic IPA