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 Capacitors having engineered electrodes with very high energy density patent thumbnailnew patent Capacitors having engineered electrodes with very high energy density
An apparatus and associated method for an energy-storage device (e.g., a capacitor) having a plurality of electrically conducting electrodes including a first electrode and a second electrode separated by a non-electrically conducting region, and wherein the non-electrically conducting region further includes a non-uniform permittivity (k) value. In some embodiments, the method includes providing a substrate; fabricating a first electrode on the substrate; and fabricating a second electrode such that the second electrode is separated from the first electrode by a non-electrically conducting region, wherein the non-electrically conducting region has a non-uniform permittivity (k) value.
Granbluetech, L.l.c.


 Method for installation of a power control module in a wind power unit tower and an aggregate component patent thumbnailnew patent Method for installation of a power control module in a wind power unit tower and an aggregate component
The invention relates to a method for installation of a power control module in a tower for a wind turbine. The method includes, providing a power control module (101) and providing a tower section (201).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


 Determining a deflection of a rotor blade of a wind turbine patent thumbnailnew patent Determining a deflection of a rotor blade of a wind turbine
A method is provided for determining a deflection of a rotor blade of a wind turbine including the following steps: fixing at least one electrical conductor loop via fixing points to at least one surface of the rotor blade, wherein the at least one electrical conductor loop is arranged such that due to the deflection of the rotor blade an extension of the at least one conductor loop is forced between at least two of the fixing points, the extended electrical conductor loop keeps closed if the deflection of the rotor blade is below the defined threshold, the extended conductor loop opens if the deflection of the rotor blade is beyond the defined threshold. Further an arrangement, a sensor, a rotor blade and a wind turbine are also provided..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Vertical and geographical placements of arrays of vertical-axis wind-turbines patent thumbnailnew patent Vertical and geographical placements of arrays of vertical-axis wind-turbines
Multiple vertical-axis wind-turbines are aligned in a geometric array relative to a horizontal-axis wind-turbine. The vertical-axis wind-turbines are placed in close proximity to the horizontal axis wind turbine.
Wind Harvest International, Inc.


 High frequency bi-directional ac power transmission patent thumbnailnew patent High frequency bi-directional ac power transmission
A method may involve transmitting power between a tethered aerial vehicle equipped with wind turbines for generating power and a ground station configured to interconnect the generated power to an electrical distribution network. The power may be transmitted using high voltage, high frequency ac electrical signals, and transformers at the ground station and the aerial vehicle can scale the ac voltage for use at the respective locations.
X Development Llc


 Wind turbine with a speed regulator and a generator regulator patent thumbnailnew patent Wind turbine with a speed regulator and a generator regulator
A wind turbine having a rotor, which has at least one rotor blade adjustable about its longitudinal axis via a pitch control, and a generator, driven by the rotor, having a speed regulator, which takes a control difference in the rotational speed and generates a control variable for the pitch control, and a generator regulator, which takes a power conductance and determines a rotational speed setpoint and a power setpoint, wherein a pilot control is provided that uses an inverse controlled system to determine a control variable for the pitch control, the inverse controlled system determining a power torque (mp) from the rotational speed setpoint and the power setpoint and also an acceleration torque (mb) from the change in the rotational speed setpoint over time and outputting the control variable for the pitch control as an output variable that provides pilot control for the output variable from the speed regulator.. .
Nordex Energy Gmbh


 Vertical wind turbine patent thumbnailnew patent Vertical wind turbine
The vertical wind turbine is provided with a rotating vane housing mounted between an upper, cam disk and a lower, base disk, the base disk being mounted to a shaft. A plurality of turbine blades are pivotally mounted around the vane housing, each of the blades being pivotal between open and closed positions with respect to the housing.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


 Noise reducer for a wind turbine blade patent thumbnailnew patent Noise reducer for a wind turbine blade
A noise reducing wind turbine blade is disclosed. The wind turbine blade includes a blade body having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a suction side, and a pressure side.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 A wind turbine blade patent thumbnailnew patent A wind turbine blade
A wind turbine blade is described having a serrated trailing edge. Flow straightening vanes are provided on the serrations, to prevent a lateral or side flow over the edges of the serrations, which are preferably provided at incidence to the flow over the wind turbine blade.
Lw Wp Patent Holding A/s


 Wind turbine rotor blade assembly with surface features patent thumbnailnew patent Wind turbine rotor blade assembly with surface features
Rotor blade assemblies for wind turbines are provided. A rotor blade assembly includes a rotor blade.
General Electric Company


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Profilometry inspection spar caps of composition wind turbine blades

The present application thus provides a method of inspecting composite turbine blade spar caps during lay up. The method may include the steps of applying a layer to a mold, measuring a surface characteristic of the layer with a profilometer, and determining if the layer has an out of plane wave therein based on the measured surface characteristic..
General Electric Company

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Tool for handling a long and heavy object

A tool for handling a long and heavy object, in particular a wind turbine rotor blade, includes a clamping unit which can be fixed to the rotor blade. The clamping unit has a first clamp and a second clamp spaced from the first clamp with respect to a longitudinal direction of the object.
Areva Wind Gmbh

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Methods and computer-assisted spray foam fabrication

In exemplary implementations of this invention, a nozzle sprays foam, layer by layer, to fabricate a fabricated object according to a cad model, and a subtractive fabrication tool removes material from the fabricated object according to a cad model. The fabricated object comprises a mold or an interior form.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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Methods and computer-assisted spray foam fabrication

In exemplary implementations of this invention, a nozzle sprays foam, layer by layer, to fabricate a fabricated object according to a cad model, and a subtractive fabrication tool removes material from the fabricated object according to a cad model. The fabricated object comprises a mold or an interior form.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Process to design and install wind towers by utilizing some of the existing drilling technologies

The present invention is an improved arrangement for a wind turbine system wherein the power generator unit is independently installed at ground level to minimize the vertical compressive load imposed on the poles. The wind turbine system is powered by an integrated hydraulic power unit comprising a hydraulic pump driving a hydraulic motor operationally coupled to the power generator at ground level.

Use of compressed air to generate energy using wind turbines

The present invention is an improved arrangement for a wind turbine system wherein the power generator unit is independently installed at ground level to minimize the vertical compressive load imposed on the poles. The wind turbine system is powered by an integrated air power unit comprising an air pump driving an air motor operationally coupled to the power generator at ground level.

Bird or bat detection and identification for wind turbine risk mitigation

An automated system for mitigating risk from a wind turbine includes a plurality of optical imaging sensors. A controller receives and analyzes images from the optical imaging sensors to automatically send a signal to curtail operation of the wind turbine to a predetermined risk mitigating level when the controller determines from images received from the optical imaging sensors that an airborne animal is at risk from the wind turbine,.
Identiflight, Llc

Tip extension assembly for a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a tip extension assembly for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The tip extension assembly includes a tip extension having a body with a pressure side surface and a suction side surface.
General Electric Company

Ladder attachment system for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a ladder attachment system for securing a ladder within a tower of a wind turbine. The ladder has parallel legs and a plurality of rungs arranged perpendicularly between the parallel legs.
General Electric Company

A repairing an electric generator

The invention relates to a method for repairing an electric generator, preferably in a wind turbine generator (wtg), the electric generator (10) having a stator and a rotor (30) rotatably mounted relative to the stator. The method of repairing the electric generator provides a rotor connecting ring (40) with a first conductor assembly and a second conductor assembly in two different planes, each assembly with a plurality of conductive arc segments.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine drip loop cable securement assembly

The present disclosure is directed to a wind turbine drip loop cable securement assembly. The assembly includes at least one flexible ring component and a plurality of flexible straps circumferentially mounted to the flexible ring component.
General Electric Company

State monitoring system

Provided is a state monitoring system that monitors a state of an apparatus provided in a wind turbine, including a wireless measuring unit including a sensor provided to the apparatus, and a data collection device. The wireless measuring unit includes a memory storing measured data obtained from the sensor, and a wireless communication unit transmitting the measured data obtained from the sensor to the data collection device.
Ntn Corporation

Method and apparatus that generates electricity form a wind turbine equipped with self-cleaning photovoltaic panels

An apparatus that can optimize wind power without compromising solar photovoltaic power collection by doing so and yet provide self-cleaning of the solar photovoltaic panels of the collector. The panels rotate in unison with rotation of the wind turbine airfoils and arranged in a planar region that is substantially transverse to a circumferential region in which the airfoils rotate beneath the solar photovoltaic collector..

Sensor assembly for a wind turbine bearing and related system and method

A bearing for a wind turbine may generally include an outer race, an inner race and a plurality of roller elements positioned radially between the inner and outer races, with the roller elements including a first roller element and a second roller element. The bearing may also include a sensor assembly having a load sensor positioned between the first and second roller elements.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine with over-rating control

A method is disclosed for controlling a wind turbine generator to provide power above a rated level based upon operational atonal constraints. The wind turbine includes an over-rating controller that calculates an over-rating power demand in response to the values of one or more operating parameters, and communicates this demand to the generator.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Apparatus for changing the angle of inclination in wind turbines

A device for changing the angle of inclination in wind turbines. According to one aspect the device is formed by a connection part having a peripheral rolling ring on which three rolling supports are arranged.
Nabrawind Sl

Controlling a target system

For controlling a target system, e.g. A gas or wind turbine or another technical system, a pool of control policies is provided.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Wind-turbine rotor blade and heating unit for a wind-turbine rotor blade

A wind turbine rotor blade with a heating unit for heating the rotor blade is provided. The heating unit has at least one optical waveguide as a heating element.
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Optimal wind farm operation

The present application is concerned with a flexible way of operating a wind farm with a plurality of degrading wind turbine components. According to the invention, maintenance scheduling and power production in the wind farm are handled concurrently in a single optimization step.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Bolted joint for a wind turbine blade

According to some implementations a bolted joint for modular blades is provided that comprises a single bolt that joins the inserts incorporated on the flange of the beam, screwing the two modules facing each other. A spacer is added to each bolt, and the bolts is then pre-tensioned by pulling, either mechanically separating the modules with a mechanical separator or thermally by applying heaters to the bolt and coolers to the spacer, or by torqueing the bolts.
Nabrawind Technologies Sl

Segmented wind turbine rotor blade with rod and tube joint connection

A blade segment for a wind turbine rotor blade may generally include a body shell terminating at a joint end. The body shell may include a pressure side and a suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge.
General Electric Company

Method and permanent magnet attachment in an electromechanical machine

An apparatus and method for the installation and removal of permanent magnets in a permanent magnet electromechanical machine, for example a wind turbine power unit generator. A magnet holder is mounted on a magnet carrying structure such as a rotor.
Weg Electric Corp.

Wind turbine systems and air channels in vehicles for enhancing energy generation, cooling, and aerodynamics

Air channels and wind turbines systems are provided for cooling vehicle parts and storing electrical energy in a vehicle battery. The vehicle may have a battery, a braking system, an air duct with wind turbines and a generator.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Wind turbine

The invention relates to a wind turbine (1) for converting kinetic energy from wind into electrical power, wherein said wind turbine (1) comprises: a rotary part (2, 3, 7) adapted to rotate around an axis of rotation (9) comprising at least one blade (2, 3) for catching the wind, a supporting structure (4, 10, 20) for supporting said rotary part (2, 3, 7) and for fastening said wind turbine (1), said rotary part (2, 3, 7) being rotably connected to said supporting structure (4) so as to allow rotation of the rotary part (2, 3, 7) with low friction to the supporting structure (4). The wind turbine is characterized in that at least one field coil (10, 20) is attached to or integrated into said supporting structure (4), said at least one field coil (10, 20) being adapted to be fed with a direct current (if) so as to create at least one magnetic field (b) with a field direction perpendicular to said axis of rotation (9), said rotary part (2, 3, 7) comprises at least one conduction wire or winding (7) that is attached to or integrated into said rotary part (2, 3, 7), said conduction wire or winding (7) passing said at least one magnetic field (b) to induce electric current (ii) in said conduction wire or winding, said supporting structure (4) further comprising a rotary electrical connection (6), being adapted to connect said at least one rotating conduction wire or winding (7) of the rotary part (2, 3, 7) to an electrical outlet (8) of said supporting structure..

System for installing a cable in a tower of a wind turbine and method therefor

A method for operating a turbine having a rotor including a hub and at least one blade rotatably arranged around its longitudinal axis at the hub, an induction generator having a stator and rotor coupled to the turbine shaft, a pitch drive system having an actuator, a control system, and a measuring device. The method includes: measuring the operational value of a component of the pitch drive system and adjusting the angle to the target pitch angle, wherein the wind turbine is operated according to at least two operational modes.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine rotor blade components formed from pultruded hybrid-resin fiber-reinforced composites

A rotor blade component for a wind turbine rotor blade may generally include an assembly of pre-formed pultruded products. Each pultruded product may include an interior pultruded portion formed from a first fiber-reinforced composite including a first plurality of fibers surrounded by a thermoset resin material and an exterior pultruded portion encapsulating the interior pultruded portion.
General Electric Company

Thermoplastic airflow modifying elements for wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed to thermoplastic airflow modifying elements for a rotor blade for a wind turbine and methods of assembling same. The rotor blade may be constructed from at least one of a thermoset material or a thermoplastic material.
General Electric Company

Method for manufacturing blade components using pre-cured laminate materials

The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a blade component for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes arranging a fiber material in a mold of the blade component.
General Electric Company

Methods for modifying wind turbine blade molds

The present disclosure is directed methods for modifying molds of rotor blades of a wind turbine. In certain embodiments, the blade mold is constructed, at least in part, of a thermoplastic material optionally reinforced with a fiber material.
General Electric Company

Methods for manufacturing spar caps for wind turbine rotor blades using thermoplastic-based composite plates

In one aspect, a method for manufacturing a spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade may generally include stacking a plurality of plates together to form a plate assembly, wherein each of the plates is formed from a fiber-reinforced composite including a plurality of fibers surrounded by a thermoplastic resin material. The method may also include positioning the plate assembly relative to a mold defining a mold surface, wherein the mold surface is shaped so as to correspond to at least one blade parameter of the wind turbine rotor blade.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine inspection

Systems and methods of inspecting a wind turbine system are provided. In particular, a user device located proximate a wind turbine can obtain location data and component data associated with one or more components of the wind turbine.
General Electric Company

Cooling apparatus

A cooling device for cooling a cable assembly, containing an outer pipe, which is designed to accommodate the cable assembly in such a way that an intermediate space for accommodating a cooling water layer remains between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, a connecting element for creating a water-tight connection between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, and a pressure controller for controlling the water pressure in the cooling water layer, is provided. A cable device is also provided, including an electric cable assembly, and a cooling device.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method of calibrating load measurement apparatus, load measurement system of wind turbine blade, and wind turbine

A method of calibrating a load measurement apparatus for measuring a load on a wind turbine blade on the basis of strain data based on strain of a wind turbine blade includes: a strain-data acquisition step of, during a startup of a wind turbine, obtaining a plurality of the strain data for each of a plurality of conditions among which at least one of an azimuth angle or a pitch angle of the wind turbine blade is different from one another; a theoretical load-value acquisition step of obtaining a theoretical load value applied to the wind turbine blade due to own weight of the wind turbine blade, for each of the plurality of conditions, on the basis of the azimuth angle and the pitch angle of the wind turbine blade in each of the plurality of conditions; and a calibration-parameter calculation step of calculating a calibration parameter representing a relationship between the strain data obtained by the load measurement apparatus and the load on the wind turbine blade, on the basis of a correlation between each of the strain data and the theoretical load value.. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Wind turbine with a brake dust collector

A wind turbine including a generator with a stator and a rotor, a cooling arrangement, a wind turbine brake including a brake disk and a caliper with brake pads is provided. An air duct with a filter is located near the brake pads of the caliper.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Wind turbine condition monitoring method and system

The present application includes wind turbine condition monitoring method and system. The method comprises: acquiring historical scada data, and wind turbine reports corresponding to the historical scada data; training an overall model for overall diagnosing the wind turbine, and training different individual models for analyzing different components of the wind turbine based on the historical scada data and the corresponding wind turbine report, by establishing relationship between the historical scada data and the wind turbine report; acquiring real time scada data, inputting the real time scada data to the trained overall model, obtaining the health condition of the wind turbine from the trained overall model, and performing individual diagnosing step if the trained overall model determines wind turbine as defective status; inputting the real time scada data to the trained individual model corresponding to the defective component, and obtaining the fault details of the defective component from the trained individual model corresponding to the defective component..
Abb Schweiz Ag

Modular coupling of a wind turbine gearbox to a generator

An assembly for use in a drive-train of a wind turbine having a transmission, a generator and a module. The module includes a shaft or hub, at least one bearing and a support structure.
Zf Wind Power Antwerpen N.v.

Wind turbine station and tower with vertical storage tanks

The invention relates to a wind turbine station and tower as well as wind farms using them, wherein each wind turbine station comprises a tower consisting of preferably two or more vertically oriented compressed air pressure storage tanks or vessels. The tanks or vessels are preferably comprised of vertically oriented elongated steel pipes that are extended parallel to each other and spaced apart with a steel web between them for reinforcing the strength and rigidity and moment resistance of the tower to resist lateral wind forces that may be applied to the top of the tower.

Current limit calculation for wind turbine control

Systems and methods for determining current limits used in controlling wind turbine systems are provided. An example wind turbine controller identifies a largest current magnitude out of a first current magnitude, a second current magnitude, and a third current magnitude of a three phase power bus.
General Electric Company

Control a wind turbine

The invention relates to a method of controlling a wind turbine, the wind turbine comprising wind turbine blades attached to a rotor hub and a control system for pitching the blades relative to the rotor hub. The method comprises determining a wind speed and providing a normal pitch mode of operation to control the output power of the wind turbine, where the pitch mode of operation comprises pitch reference values in dependence of the wind speed.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Method for black starting wind turbine, wind farm, and restoring wind farm and wind turbine, wind farm using the same

A method for black starting a wind turbine and a wind farm following islanding operation, a method for restoring the wind farm following the islanding operation, and the wind turbine and wind farm. The wind turbine comprises auxiliary equipment, a generator, a converter electrically connectable to the generator, and an energy storage system, the generator is electrically connectable to the auxiliary equipment via the converter, the energy storage system is electrically connectable to the auxiliary equipment.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Wind turbine power generating apparatus and connecting the same

A wind turbine power generating apparatus includes a wind turbine rotor including at least one blade; a pitch drive part for changing a pitch angle of the at least one blade; a generator configured to be driven by rotational energy of the wind turbine rotor; a circuit breaker for switching a connection state of the generator with respect to a utility grid; and a controller for controlling the wind turbine power generating apparatus. The controller includes a pitch control part configured to control the pitch drive part in a constant rotation-speed control mode for maintaining a rotation speed of the wind turbine rotor at a target rotation speed, before connection of the generator; a connection-condition determination part configured to determine whether a connection determination condition is satisfied; and a connection-command generation part configured to provide the circuit breaker with a connection command to connect the generator to the utility grid..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Turbine blade

A spar for use in a blade of a wind turbine comprises a plurality of rods having polygonal cross-sections bundled together into a bundle having a first plurality of rods disposed along a widthwise extent of the bundle and a second plurality of rods disposed along a heightwise extent of the bundle and means to secure rods within the plurality of rods to one another.. .
Korecarbon Llc

Methods for joining shear clips in wind turbine rotor blades

Rotor blades and methods for joining shear clips in wind turbine rotor blades are provided. A method includes positioning the shear clip adjacent a shear web of the rotor blade, the shear clip including a thermoplastic resin, the shear web including a thermoplastic resin.
General Electric Company

Methods for joining surface features to wind turbine rotor blades

Methods for joining surface features to wind turbine rotor blades are provided. A method includes providing the surface feature after forming of the rotor blade.
General Electric Company



Wind Turbine topics:
  • Wind Turbine
  • Rotor Blade
  • Process Control
  • High Speed
  • Radial Flow
  • Rotor Shaft
  • Rotor Blades
  • 3d Printing
  • Degrees Of Freedom
  • Rotary Actuator
  • Hydraulic Rotary Actuator
  • Shaft Assembly
  • Transverse
  • Generators
  • High Altitude


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