wind turbine system 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

  • The VGOT Darrieus wind turbine

    We present the actual state of development of a non-conventional new vertical-axis wind turbine. The concepts introduced here involve the constructive aspects of variable-geometry oval-trajectory (VGOT) Darrieus wind turbines. The key feature of a VGOT machine is that each blade slides over rails mounted on a wagon instead of rotating around a central vertical axis. Each wagon contains its own ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Research of modelling and nonlinear dynamic analysis for drive system of wind turbine generator

    Using the Lagrange principle, the nonlinear dynamical equation of wind turbine generator drive system is presented, which considers nonlinear stiffness of the drive system. The stability of autonomous system is analysed by the Jacobian matrix. The stability of wind turbine generator drive system is analysed by using bifurcation and chaos theories. Finally, a numerical method is employed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data–driven modelling, control, and fault detection of wind turbine systems

    In this paper, data–driven system modelling, control, and fault detection technique for wind turbine systems are researched. The developed algorithm is to recursively update system parameters using predictor–based system identification (SID) technique. Updated system parameters are used to design subspace predictive controller for wind turbine systems with constraint on pitch angle and generator ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Evolution of collaborative innovation network in China's wind turbine manufacturing industry

    This paper studies the 'catching–up' process of China's emerging wind turbine manufacturing ecosystem, and analyses the dynamics of the shifting collaborative innovation network for the period 1980–2011. We have focused on the leading wind turbine manufacturers [i.e., manufacturers of entire wind turbine system integrators (EWSIs)], as well as manufacturers of the turbines' sub–ecosystems (i.e., ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Robust vector control strategy for variable speed wind turbines

    The efficiency of the wind power conversions systems can be greatly improved using an appropriate control algorithm. In this work, a robust control for variable speed wind power generation that incorporates a doubly feed induction generator is described. The electrical systems incorporate a wound rotor induction machine with back–to–back three phase power converter bridges between its rotor and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Case study - Wind turbine manufacturer implements clean air initiative

    Overview When you think about generating electricity from wind, clean energy comes to mind. However, the wind turbine production process can be a major source of air pollution without the proper controls in place. Manufacturing and painting the blades, towers and nacelles requires composite construction material and solvent based coatings. The potential to emit Volatile Organic Compounds ...

  • Productivity of small wind turbines for various wind potentials conditions: application in Bulgaria and Corsica

    Less or more accurate power curve models are generally used to simulate the wind turbine electrical production versus the available wind speed. However, if such models are adapted to large machines, this is not the case for small ones. The objective of this paper is to study the impact of different small-scale wind turbines power curves and wind distributions on the electrical production. An ...


    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

  • 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

  • Sub and super-synchronous wind turbine-doubly fed induction generator system implemented as an active power filter

    This paper deals with a wind energy conversion system (WECS), based on a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) and an electromechanical active power filter (APF). The objective is to respond simultaneously to electric energy requirement and power quality concerns. The proposed WECS is able not only to track the maximum power point of the wind energy but also to dampen harmonic currents from the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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