wind turbine operation 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. ...

  • The largest wind turbine in Sweden

    Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, started commercial operation of a wind turbine representing the very last technology developed by the manufacturer Vestas, at the Näsudden wind farm on Gotland island in the Baltic sea. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deep research on China wind turbine blade industry

    It was a professional and depth research report on China Wind Turbine Blade industry. Since 2009, the price of China's wind turbine blade has decreased substantially, which is a big challenge for these new entrants and existing wind turbine blade manufacturers. On the development trends of current domestic wind power equipment market, supply and demand tension has been greatly eased with the ...


  • Hansen transmissions - wind turbine gearbox testing with PULSE

    The Wind Energy Market Wind energy is one of the fastest growing power generation technologies. The level of annual installed capacity has grown at an average rate of 27.6% p.a. for the past five years. High fuel prices and increased focus on global warming and renewable energy resources have contrib- uted to an increased investment in the development of wind technology over the last three ...

  • 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 ...


  • Can Wind Turbines Make You Sick?

    Wind farms have become one of the major energy generation methods in the present world. They can be found in many countries in the world in large scale. However, the development of wind farms has given life to many issues as well. Health for example holds a prominent place out of them. From the recent researches, it has been identified that wind farms have created many health issues for ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • 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 ...

  • Medium scale wind turbine near colchester case study

    In September 2009 planning permission was granted for a medium scale wind turbine on a farm near Colchester. The wind turbine, which has a maximum blade tip height of 49m, was installed in Spring 2010. Green Dimension undertook the feasibility work, stakeholder consultations and the preparation of the successful planning application on behalf of the farmer. Key stakeholders included ...


    By Green Dimension

  • New Generation Small Wind Turbines for Remote Power Systems and Grid Connection

    In this collaborative activity Partners will undertake research and develop economically viable, reliable small wind turbines for remote power systems located away from the electricity grid as well as for connection into the grid. This project will study small wind turbine operation in a wide range of situations, with the goals of improving design, developing safety methodologies and reducing ...

  • 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

  • Maintenance Manager to control operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms

    Maintenance of wind farms is of increasing importance. Especially in remote areas, where logistics and accessibility are restricted, costs of preventive as well as corrective maintenance form a substantial part of the costs of electricity. The importance of a tool that assists in feedback to the design, failure logging, configuration control and maintenance planning is evident. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The effect of intermittent operation on a wind-powered membrane system for brackish water desalination

    Renewable energy powered membrane systems that are directly-connected must take account of both the inherent fluctuations and the intermittency of the energy resource. In order to determine the effect of intermittent operation, a membrane system was tested with variables of (i) amplitude from 60 to 300 W and (ii) length of time with no power from 0.5 to 3 min. This was performed over one hour ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A summary of wind power impacts on electric power system operating costs

    Wind power plant output depends on wind speed. Such speeds cannot be accurately predicted over daily periods because the wind fluctuates from minute-to-minute and hour-to-hour. Consequently, electric utility system planners and operators are concerned that variations in wind plant output may increase the operating costs of the system. This concern arises because the system must maintain balance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Variable susceptance excitation control for dynamic performance improvement of a stand-alone wind turbine induction generator system

    Isolated wind farms employ simple squirrel cage induction generators driven by variable speed wind turbines. Lacking control capability, such generation can contribute very little to network support. Wind turbines mostly do not take part in voltage and frequency control and if a disturbance occurs, the turbines may be disconnected and reconnected when normal operation has been resumed. From ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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