Our main goal is to make microscale wind and hydro turbine generator controller to charge a 12-48v battery. Actually, a most important point is users can decide which energy source has greater potential at the current location.
In the first phase of the project, we will simulate the environment at the Simulink instead of making real wind and hydro turbine. Ti C2000 MCU's are Simulink Embedded supported that's why tapas board are suitable not only for software but also hardware for this project. Our wind/hydro turbine model will drive simulation motor which is also connected to the generator with coupling. Generator motor will produce 10-48V with variable speed drive for optimal power conversion. The output of second tapas board will connect a Buck-Boost DC-DC converter to charge a 12-48v battery pack. We will test our software with two type of BLDC motors; 110W 24V, 500W 48V outrunner motor. After the software development part, we will try to test our system in the real environment.
This idea will get a set of two TAPAS dev kits.