A3 5 Harnessing Hurricane Power

Bobby Bentley, Leon Lebidineuse, Ryan McFahn


This paper investigates the effectiveness of using wind turbines in hurricanes to generate power.
We use power equations to find out how long it would take a large turbine, in different hurricane
strength categories, to generate enough power to meet the University of Leicester’s yearly campus
power usage.We find that for the strongest hurricanes (Category 5), it would take 30 hours to
match the 2020/2021 energy usage of UoL’s campus.

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