used wind turbine Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

  • Wind turbine controlling of the future

    Higher, more robust, more reliable: Parallel to the growing requirements for wind turbines, the requirements for monitoring sensors grow as well. But how can wind sensor manufacturers fulfil these wishes? And how should a future wind sensors look like? After analysing the current conditions and trends on the wind energy market, our CEO Klaus Hirzel compiled a wish list for future wind sensors. ...

  • Reducing avian collisions with wind turbines

    Wind is an important renewable energy source for Europe. The wind power capacity installed in 2014 could produce enough electricity to meet over 10% of the EU’s electricity consumption. However, wind power structures can also be harmful to birds, which can collide with turbines. This study assessed methods of reducing avian collisions with wind turbines and makes several practical ...

  • Are wind turbines economically viable in Britain?

    If Britain establishes wind energy as their main energy source, they will be able to create a large number of new job opportunities. This can provide a huge influx of job opportunities in the short run since the implementation of wind turbines require a lot of manpower. Moreover, the maintenance of these wind farms can give life to a considerable amount of sustainable jobs. Monitoring the wind ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Multi-megawatt wind turbines for offshore use: aspects of Life Cycle Assessment

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an instrument to quantify environmental impacts of the entire energy supply chain. According to the LCA, an appropriate indicator system should comprise all steps of a system's life cycle: production, operational and disposal processes ("cradle-to-grave"). Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) might be seen as one part of LCA as far as the depletion of energy resources in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind power growth in the US

    Last year was a banner year for renewable energy in the United States, especially for the wind industry. As the recent REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report highlights, the industry broke all past global records, installing 5,244 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity in 2007, or 30 percent of all new U.S. capacity added. This brings the cumulative national total close to 17,000 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The effect of ocean waves on offshore wind turbines

    The Ocean has a varying surface roughness where the roughness length is determined by the characteristics of the waves. In this paper, a method is established where the roughness length of the ocean is calculated from the wind speed and the fetch length. The fetch length depends on the wind direction and a case study is performed for a wind turbine exposed to wind blowing in two opposite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes

    While wind turbines primarily are a source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream -- an issue being researched in a newly launched study led by the University of Colorado Boulder's Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences department. The study, called the Turbine ...


  • Lightning protection optimization for large wind turbines

    Electro-magnetic fields adjacent to the lightning current path in wind turbine generators are analyzed. The method of moments is used to analytically describe the transient distributed electro-magnetic field caused by a lightning strike. A simulation tool using the method of moments is presented. The electromagnetic field distribution during a lightning strike in a wind turbine hub is analyzed in ...


    By Windsens GmbH

  • Air concentrating nozzles: a promising option for wind turbines

    Although the use of wind turbines has become necessary in many parts of the world, the actual developments in wind turbines do not concern countries where the average wind speeds are low. The paper introduces a new vertical axis wind rotor using a convergent nozzle for low wind speed areas. This paper brings a detailed theoretical and practical study of air concentrating nozzle and the optimum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How much wind is needed to power a home turbine?

    First do you have what it takes? Whether you are considering a small rooftop unit or a large residential turbine you need to know how much wind power is in your area. Wind resource maps, published by the US Department of Energy show airflow speeds at 50 meters (150 feet) above the ground and are a great resource in deciding if you are in a viable location. That's great if you are installing a ...


    By Bosworth Instrument

  • Does Wind Turbine Blade Length Really Matter?

    Simply put: Longer wind turbine blade length means greater power production. Blades capture the wind which forces the rotation of the rotor; longer blades means more area for the wind to push against, which means greater force and rotational power. However, how much difference does blade length make overall, in comparison to other factors? There is a standard formula that can be used to apply the ...

  • The Real Cost Associated With Neodymium Wind Turbines

    According to a research organized by a group of UK scientists, it is predicated that 15% of the country’s energy requirements in the year 2020 are expected to come from renewable energy sources. They have also considered about the wind farms that are popping in every corner of the country to come into this conclusion. These reports have created several contradictions among people as well. ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Dynamic validated model of a DFIG wind turbine

    This paper presents the development and qualitative validation of a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine model that is represented in terms of behaviour equations of each of the subsystems, mainly the turbine rotor, the drive train, the induction generator, the power converters and associated control systems and a protection system. Simulation results obtained from the models are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Palmdale Water District Wind Turbine Project

    In response to the 2001 California energy crisis, Black & Veatch acted as the owner's engineer through the construction and commissioning phases of the largest net-metered wind energy project in the United States. The California energy crisis in 2001 made headlines around the world. The country's most populous state was caught in a power delivery squeeze and was beset with runaway ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Analysing the wind turbine innovation systems in The Netherlands and Denmark using the cyclic innovation model

    This paper analyses the development of wind power in The Netherlands and Denmark in the period 1973-2000 with the cyclic innovation model (CIM). CIM regards innovation as a cyclic process in which different actors constantly develop and exchange knowledge through four different types of cycles: hard science cycle, soft science cycle, integrated engineering cycle, and differentiated valorisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling and control of a variable speed wind turbine driving doubly fed induction generator using three–level PWM converter

    The aim of this researcher is to develop a complete wind central model driven doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) which feeds an AC power grid. For that, two–pulse width modulated (PWM) voltage converters are connected back to back between the rotor terminals of DFIG and the utility grid via a common DC link, in there, our contribution will appear in the utilisation of three levels voltage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Steady-state analysis of doubly fed induction generators for wind turbines using MATLAB

    A wind energy conversion system (WECS) differs from a conventional power system. The power output of a conventional power plant can be controlled whereas; the power output of a WECS depends on the wind. This nature of WECS makes it difficult for analysis, design and management. Various approaches have been developed to study the behaviour of WECS. In this paper, the steady-state characteristics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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