Universities and colleges are big consumers of electricity. With a population of over 45,000 students and staff, and as many as 100 undergraduate and postgraduate departments, some of the largest universities in Nigeria may require as much as 2-3 MWh of electricity per day.
Electricity for cooling, refrigeration and water heating typically represents 50% of demand and the rest can be apportioned to lighting, computers, office machines, lab equipment and student/staff accommodation.
To meet this demand, NEW ERA ENERGY can supply a small wind farm of up to 10 connected large wind turbines. The turbines are able to produce useable amounts of power at low to mid wind speeds of 4-6 m/s. Connecting up to 10 of them provides fulfils everyday power needs and offers a considerable amount of contingency.
Depending on the size of the educational facility, some or all of its needs can be met by our solutions – see the table opposite.
Typically, universities and colleges are connected to the national grid. Excess electricity that is generated by our small wind farm in night-time hours is fed back into the grid.
All our 50Kw turbines can be raised and lowered within one hour using built-in hydraulic rams. This makes maintenance quick and cost effective, and results in minimal disruption.