How can wind power be manipulated in an eastern coastal environment to create sustainable power sources? Sustainable wind energy
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Subjectcoastal environment; ecosystem; harvest; solar; sustainability; vehicular traffic; wind turbine; wetlands; HORT 474
The growing usage of vehicles has led to an increase in emission pollution which has resulted in the need for more sustainable power sources. While this growth in vehicular use is damaging to some resources, this design research assesses the wind generated by vehicular traffic and the possibility of it being harnessed to create a sustainable power source. The need for clean renewable energy sources is particularly important near a coastal environment for economic, social, environmental, and sustainability purposes. Furthermore, the goal of this design research is to determine if vehicular traffic along with natural coastal winds will generate enough energy to power utility lights at certain points throughout a highway. Through detailed research, the most effective design will incorporate modern technology and knowledge to fulfill this challenge of mimicking natural occurrences for the benefit of a coastal environment along a Long Island roadway.
A Design Capstone submitted to the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s of Technology In Landscape Development, May 2019 Long Island, NY. Advised by Professor Stevie Famulari, Gds. Course: HORT 474- Capstone.
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