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new patent Electricity generator powered by air exhaust
An electricity generator is mounted on an air exhaust port of a cooling tower and contains a delivery pipe and a wind turbine. The delivery pipe includes an air inlet and an air outlet opposite to the air inlet, and the air inlet corresponds to the air exhaust port of the cooling tower.

new patent Method for improving large array wind park power performance through active wake manipulation reducing shadow effects
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for increasing turbulent mixing in the wake of at least one wind turbine. Doing so, increases efficiency of a wind turbine located in the wake by transferring energy to the wake that was lost when the wind passed through the upwind turbine.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


new patent Modular active structural vibration suppression for wind turbine blades
Systems, methods, and kits for reducing structural vibrations on wind turbine blades are provided. The actual dynamic structural conditions of a wind turbine blade can be used as a feedback mechanism.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


new patent Method for operating a wind turbine
A method for operating a wind turbine is disclosed. The rotational speed and power of the wind turbine are reduced when the prevailing wind speed exceeds a predetermined first limit value.
Wobben Properties Gmbh


new patent Psp blades with dihedral angles, comprising a longitudinal depression
The invention relates to a novel rhomboidal wind turbine blade with a dihedral angle, as a supplement to another invention filed by the same applicant in 2013, said blade originally comprising four planar rhomboidal sides and a dihedral angle, and now including a longitudinal depression in the side forming the dihedral angle, from the center of the major axis of the blade, which traps more wind with a concave shape and directs same to the vertex of the angle, compressing the wind which rebounds from the vertex of the angle and powering the rotary movement with two sets of two blades per generator, as well as including an automatic safety system allowing the position of the blades to be changed in the event of high-speed winds by a computer system between a motor and a wind speed sensor, with the blades being coupled to the rotor with an angle that can be varied in response to high-speed winds.. .

new patent Method for balancing segmented wind turbine rotor blades
A method for balancing segmented rotor blades for a wind turbine may include determining a weight for each of a plurality of blade segments, wherein each blade segment extends between a first end and a second and is configured to form a common spanwise section of a segmented rotor blade between the first and second ends. The method may also include determining an initial static moment for each blade segment based on the weight of the blade segment, wherein the initial static moment of at least one of the blade segments differing from the initial static moments of the remainder of the blade segments.
General Electric Company


new patent Automated receptor system
Provided is an automated receptor system of a sling-receiving element for gripping a connection device of a sling of a blade gripping device for gripping a rotor blade, in particular a rotor blade of a wind turbine, which automated receptor system includes a receptor for connecting the connection device to the sling-receiving element and a drive system for pivoting the receptor for coupling the connection device to the sling-receiving element and for decoupling the connection device from the sling-receiving element. Further a sling-receiving element and a blade gripping device are described.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


new patent Method and producing a preform
A method and an apparatus for producing a preform for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method comprises the steps of providing at least one semifinished textile product on at least one roll, applying a binder onto the semifinished textile product and/or heating the semifinished textile product, draping the at least one semifinished textile product from the at least one roll onto a core, and curing the semifinished textile product after the draping on the core.
Wobben Properties Gmbh


System and controlling a negative sequence current in a wind turbine generator
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an electrical power system connected to a power grid. The method includes determining, via a negative sequence regulator programmed in a controller of the electrical power system, a negative sequence component of at least one electrical condition of the electrical power system.
General Electric Company


Electric generator having multiple electrical machines
An electric generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy includes, among other things, a first axial flow electrical machine that includes a first rotor mounted in rotation about a first axis and surrounding a first stator; a second axial flow electrical machine that includes a second rotor coaxial to the first rotor and surrounding a second stator; and first azimuthal securing means that joins together the first and second rotors so that the first and second rotors can be simultaneously set in rotation about the first axis. The electrical generator may be used as part of a wind turbine..
Ddis


Device and detecting defect in main shaft of wind turbine

The present disclosure provides a device and method for detecting a defect in a main shaft of a wind turbine. The device includes: an excitation source, configured to generate an electromagnetic ultrasonic guided wave signal; a nickel strap, magnetized and disposed on an outer surface of an end of the main shaft; a coil, disposed at the nickel strap, configured to receive the electromagnetic ultrasonic guided wave signal such that the electromagnetic ultrasonic guided wave signal propagates in the main shaft, the coil and the nickel strap being configured to transform the electromagnetic ultrasonic guided wave signal propagating in the main shaft into an electrical signal by electromagnetic induction; a signal collector, configured to collect the electrical signal and transform the electrical signal into guided wave detection data and a wireless communication component, configured to transmit the guided wave detection data to a remote equipment..
Tsinghua University

Wind turbine with improved cooling

A wind turbine including a nacelle supported by a tower, a generator, a rotatable front assembly arranged on a side of the generator facing away from the nacelle, and a cooling system for cooling the generator by feeding cooling air from the rotatable front assembly to the generator is provided. Furthermore, a method of cooling a generator of a wind turbine is described..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Adapters for wind turbine refurbishment

A method for refurbishing a wind turbine includes removing an existing machine head from the wind turbine, and providing a new machine head and an adapter. The new machine head includes a base frame, and further includes a plurality of fastener holes defined in the base frame.
General Electric Company

System and automatically updating wind turbine data based on component self-identification

A method for automatically updating data associated with a wind turbine based on component self-identification may generally include providing instructions for transmitting a polling signal to an identification sensor associated with a wind turbine component and, in response to the transmission of the polling signal, receiving current configuration data for the wind turbine component from the identification sensor. The method may also include comparing the current configuration data received from the identification sensor to last-known configuration data for the wind turbine component and automatically updating one or more parameter settings associated with operating the wind turbine based on any differences identified between the current configuration data and the last-known configuration data..
General Electric Company

Fluid turbine systems

Various fluid turbine systems and methods are described. The turbine can be a vertical axis wind turbine configured to generate power from wind energy.
California Energy & Power

Wind turbine

A wind turbine including a plurality of substantially similar vertically extending blades with a semi-circular profile, wherein each of such blades is divided into two adjacent compartments; an upper plate; a lower plate; and an electric generator with a gear box. The wind turbine may also include a braking mechanism to control the rotational speed of the blades such that the produced electrical parameters are below the rated characteristics of the electric generator..

System and locating airflow modifiers for installation on a wind turbine rotor blade

A system for locating airflow modifiers for installation on wind turbine rotor blades may generally include a plurality of airflow modifiers, with each airflow modifier including a base defining an outer profile that differs from the outer profiles of the remainder of the airflow modifiers. The system may also include a blade shell defining an exterior surface.
General Electric Company

Vortex generators for wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed to a vortex generator configured for mounting to either of a suction side or a pressure side of a rotor blade. The vortex generator includes a base portion having a contour in an uninstalled state that substantially aligns with or conforms to a contour of a plurality of locations of either on the suction side or the pressure side of the rotor blade.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine blade, wind turbine rotor, wind turbine power generating apparatus, and mounting vortex generator

A wind turbine blade includes a blade body; and a vortex generator mounted to a surface of the blade body. The vortex generator includes a plurality of fin sets, each fin set including a plurality of fins disposed to protrude from the surface of the blade body at different positions from one another in a blade spanwise direction.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Battery-supported braking system for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a protection system for a wind turbine power system connected to a power grid. The protection system includes a main brake circuit having at least one brake resistive element and at least one brake switch element, a battery system, and a controller.
General Electric Company

Temporal bias correction in wind forecasting

A set of characteristics of a period is extracted from a forecast that is applicable to the period and a geographical area. From a repository, a set of historical data is selected corresponding to a historical period, the set of historical data including a historical forecast related to the geographical area, and an actual measurement of wind at a location in the geographical area, the set of historical data having a subset of the set of characteristics.
International Business Machines Corporation

Bearing arrangement

A bearing arrangement of an electrical machine is provided that includes a drive shaft extending through a housing, the bearing arrangement including a front-end bearing arranged about a front end of the drive shaft, and a back-end bearing arranged about an opposite end of the drive shaft, wherein a bearing includes a plurality of bearing pads arranged in an annular space between the drive shaft and the housing, and wherein at least one bearing includes an uneven distribution of bearing pads about the drive shaft. Furthermore, a wind turbine including such a bearing arrangement is also provided..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method of construction, assembly, and launch of a floating wind turbine platform

A method of constructing and assembling a floating wind turbine platform includes constructing pre-stressed concrete sections of a floating wind turbine platform base, assembling the floating wind turbine platform base sections to form the base at a first location in a floating wind turbine platform assembly area, and moving the base to a second location in the floating wind turbine platform assembly area. Pre-stressed concrete sections of floating wind turbine platform columns are constructed, and the column sections are assembled to form a center column and a plurality of outer columns on the base to define a hull at the second location in the floating wind turbine platform assembly area.
University Of Maine System Board Of Trustees

Offshore deployable floating wind turbine system and method

A method and system for installing a site-deployable wind turbine offshore. The wind turbine can be substantially assembled onshore and includes a floating structure and a tower that is extendable at the installation site.
Gaia Importacao, Exportacao E Servicos Ltda

Offshore deployable wind turbine system and method with a gravity base

A method and system for installing a site-deployable wind turbine offshore. The wind turbine can be substantially assembled onshore and includes a gravity base and a tower that is extendable at the installation site.
Gaia Importacao Exportacao E Servicos Ltda

Airborne wind turbine tether termination systems

An airborne wind turbine (“awt”) may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An awt may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy.
X Development Llc

Bolt connection for a tower of a wind turbine

A bolt connection of a tower for a wind turbine is provided, the bolt connection including a tower base module with a tower flange, wherein the tower flange forms the bottom end of the tower, a base flange for connecting the tower base module with a foundation, wherein the base flange includes a traverse bore, and a bolt which extends through the traverse bore of the base flange, wherein the bolt includes a bolt head which is arranged at the bottom side of the base flange facing the foundation. The bolt connection further includes a clamping element which at least partially covers the bolt head.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

System and controlling a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a method for controlling a wind turbine having a rotor with a plurality of rotor blades mounted thereto based on a spatial wind speed distribution. The method includes monitoring, via at least one sensor, one or more operating conditions of the wind turbine.
General Electric Company

Access panel for a wind turbine tower and securing same

The invention relates to a wind turbine tower access panel, which panel is removably fixable at a service aperture in a tower wall to thereby close said aperture; said access panel being generally planar and extending radially about an axis normal thereto, said access panel comprising a set of two or more fixing elements configured to securely fix said access panel in place at a said aperture; wherein each said fixing element comprises an axial clamp, said clamp comprising an anchor fixed to said access panel, a clamping force adjuster and a clamp head having a clamping surface; said clamp head comprising a relatively deformable resilient material which deforms under an applied clamping load of said clamp thereby applying a clamping force to said tower wall.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Structures for offshore installations

A structure for mounting offshore installations such as wind turbines or oil and gas platforms. The structure comprises a base, a top piece, and a lattice structure connecting the base to the top piece.
Owlc Holdings Ltd.

Wind turbine access panel and securing same

The invention relates to an access panel configured for fixing to a service aperture in a wind turbine tower wall; wherein the access panel comprises a main panel and an adjacent sub-panel; the sub-panel comprising a bearing surface at an edge thereof; the main panel comprising a reference surface at an edge thereof; the main panel and the sub-panel being abuttable along a common seam; the seam comprising a said sub-panel bearing surface abutting a main panel reference surface; the main panel being dimensioned to close a main region of a tower wall aperture whereas the sub-panel is dimensioned to close a first sub-region of the aperture. The invention includes a method according to which the sub-panel is placed into a tower wall aperture and adjusted to bring its bearing surface into a predetermined position.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Hybrid wind-solar power generation system

Electrical power may be generated by a system employing wind and solar energy capturing means. A wind turbine can be connected to a controller and have at least one blade connected to an electrical generator.

A wind turbine with a rotor comprising a hollow king pin

A wind turbine (11) comprising a tower structure (12, 13) and two or more rotors (1). Each rotor (1) comprises a hollow king pin (2) and a hub (4) carrying one or more rotor blades (14).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

A wind turbine comprising two or more rotors

A multirotor wind turbine (1) comprising a tower structure with a main tower part (2) and at least two arms (3), each arm (3) extending away from the main tower part (2) along a direction having a horizontal component. Two or more rotors (4) are mounted on the tower structure in such a manner that each arm (3) of the tower structure carries at least one rotor (4).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

A wind power plant

A wind power plant comprises a platform having a deck and a frame. The frame comprises a plurality of generator stations, each configured for receiving and supporting a respective removable wind turbine generator.
Quick Response As

System for membrane assisted humidity harvesting from a feed flow, wind turbine provided therewith and method there for

The invention relates to a system for membrane assisted humidity harvesting, a turbine provided therewith and method therefor. The system according to the invention comprises:—a membrane unit with: a membrane, a feed flow inlet and a feed flow outlet on a first side of the membrane, and a recirculation inlet and a recirculation outlet on a second side of the membrane; wherein the membrane is configured to allow vapor to permeate through the membrane from the first side to the second side of the membrane; a condensing system provided on the second side of the membrane, configured for condensing vapor; and a recirculation pump configured for producing a recirculation flow on the second side of the membrane..
Rainmaker Worldwide Inc.

Hydrogen oxidation and generation over carbon films

An electrode comprises an acid treated, cathodically cycled carbon-comprising film or body. The carbon consists of single walled nanotubes (swnts), pyrolytic graphite, microcrystalline graphitic, any carbon that consists of more than 99% sp2 hybridized carbons, or any combination thereof.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Tower damper

An arrangement comprising a tower of a wind turbine and a damping device, wherein the tower is situated on a surface. Notably, the damping device is arranged between the tower and the surface.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Control system for damping structural vibrations of a wind turbine system having multiple rotors

A wind turbine system comprising a plurality of wind turbines mounted to a support structure including a tower, wherein each of the plurality of wind turbines includes a rotor and a power generation system driven by the rotor, and at least one of a rotor blade pitch adjustment means and a generator power control means. The system further includes control means that receives vibration data associated with the support structure and which is configured to determine a damping control command for a respective one of the plurality of wind turbines, wherein the or each of the wind turbines includes a damping controller that receives a damping control command and which is operable to apply a damping control input to one or both of the blade pitch adjustment means and the generator power control means so as to counteract the measured vibration of the support structure.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Rotor blade pitch arrangement

A blade pitch arrangement of a wind turbine is provided having a number of blade shafts extending radially outward from a hub and a rotor blade mounted around each blade shaft, which blade pitch arrangement includes a toothed ring arranged at the root end of each rotor blade; and a pitch drive unit for each rotor blade, having a driver body and a pinion realized to engage with the toothed ring of a rotor blade; wherein a pitch drive unit is arranged relative to its corresponding rotor blade such that the pinion is positioned closest to the hub, and the driver body extends in a direction radially outward from the hub. A wind turbine is also described..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Systems and methods to correct induction for lidar-assisted wind turbine control

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to provide wind turbine control and compensate for wind induction effects. An example method includes receiving wind speed data from a light detecting and ranging (lidar) sensor.
General Electric Company

Turbine for vertical axis wind generator

A turbine for a vertical axis wind turbine generator includes a supporting structure rotating about a central axis; at least one blade, which is elongate in a longitudinal direction, operatively parallel to the central axis and connected to the supporting structure so as to rotate about the central axis along an operating trajectory, in a rotation direction, wherein the blade, has a wing having an aerofoil defining a head and a tail, wherein the head leads the tail in the rotation direction, and includes a deflector having an aerofoil defining a head and a tail, wherein the head leads the tail in the rotation direction, positioned along the operating trajectory with its tail proximal to the head of the wing and oscillating about a tilt axis which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the blade and passes through the head of the deflector.. .
Energietiche S.r.l.

Hub and rotor assemby for wind turbines with conjoined turbine blades

A hub and rotor assembly for wind turbines which include one or more conjoined blades. Each conjoined blade comprises two separate blade sections that are affixed together by a plurality of dividers or spacers.

Wind power generating equipment, operation method thereof, and wind farm

Wind power generating equipment includes: a generator that is driven by a blade which rotates by receiving the wind; a power converter that converts an electric output of the generator such that the output is interconnected with an electric power system; a power converter controller that controls the power converter; and a wind turbine control board that transmits, to the power converter controller, an active power command value that is used as a command value of the electric output which is transmitted from the power converter. The power converter controller controls the output of the power converter in response to an active power command value, depending on a reduction amount of a system voltage when instantaneous reduction occurs in the system voltage interconnected with the wind power generating equipment.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Wind turbine

A wind turbine is provided, including a hub, a blade shaft which is connected to the hub, a rotor blade which is connected to the blade shaft, a fixed bearing arrangement which is arranged at a blade end) of the blade shaft, and a floating bearing arrangement which is arranged at a hub end of the blade shaft, wherein the bearing arrangements enable a rotational movement of the rotor blade relative to the blade shaft. One advantage of the wind turbine including the bearing arrangements is that a better distribution of the loads is achieved.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Wind turbine with lightning protection system

The present invention relates to a wind turbine comprising a lightning protection system comprising a waveguide interconnecting a communication device and a signal-carrying structure. In other aspects, the present invention relates to the use of a waveguide in a lightning protection system of a wind turbine, a power splitter and its use in a lightning protection system of a wind turbine..
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Vertical axis wind turbine system with one or more independent electric power generation units

A vertical axis wind turbine system having a vertical mast with one or more turbine units supported thereon. The turbine units are of modular construction for assembly around the foot of the mast; are vertically moveable along the height of the mast by a winch system; and are selectively interlocking with the mast to fix the turbine units in parked positions.
Vert Nova, Llc

Wind turbine

A wind turbine is described which includes a support structure, a rotor which includes one or multiple rotor blades and which is situated on the support structure so that the rotor is freely rotatable about a rotation axis, and a generator which is connected to the rotor and which converts the wind energy into electrical energy when the rotor is rotating. The support structure includes a stationary ring on which the rotor is rotatably guided and on which the stator of the generator is situated..
Mega Windforce Ip Bv I/o

Wind turbine rotor blade with vortex generators

A rotor blade of a wind turbine including at least one vortex generator is provided. The vortex generator is attached to the surface of the rotor blade and is located at least partially within the boundary layer of the airflow flowing across the rotor blade.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Wind turbine

A wind turbine, including a hub, a blade, a blade bearing which is connected to the hub and which enables a rotational movement of the blade relative to the hub, and an adjustment device for adjusting a pitch angle of the blade, wherein the adjustment device includes at least one actuator and wherein an effective direction of an adjustment force of the at least one actuator when adjusting the pitch angle of the blade is tilted in an angle relative to a bearing plane of the blade bearing. One advantage of the wind turbine is that the adjustment force for adjusting the pitch angle is transmitted directly into the blade bearing or the bearing plane.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Partial and full load controllers of a wind turbine

The invention relates to a method for controlling a wind turbine in partial and full load. In order to avoid disadvantages of switching between partial and full load controllers, the wind turbine control system is configured so that both the partial and full load controller provides control action during partial and full load.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine wake steering apparatus

Systems and methods enable yaw offsets on wind turbines in a wind farm. A wind turbine yaw controller receives a present wind direction signal from a local wind direction sensor and aligns the wind turbine in a substantially perpendicular direction based upon the present wind direction signal.
Inventus Holdings, Llc

Wind turbine system

A wind turbine system to provide electrical power in areas not connected to the electrical power grid. The wind turbine system includes a frame and a rotatable shaft supported by the frame.

Fiber-reimforced molded bodies made of expanded particle foam material

The present invention relates to a molding made of expanded bead foam, wherein at least one fiber (f) is partly within the molding, i.e. Is surrounded by the expanded bead foam.
Basf Se

Production mold for a rotor blade

A production mold for a rotor blade of a wind turbine is provided, having two mold half-shells each with an open side and arranged in a retaining device, wherein the two retaining devices are connected to one another in an articulated manner and can be swung back and forth from an open position, in which the two mold half-shells are arranged one beside the other with their open sides oriented upward, into a closed position, in which the two mold half-shells are arranged one above the other with their open sides oriented toward one another, with a plurality of two-component closures, of which the one component is arranged on the first retaining device and of which the other component is arranged on the second retaining device, and wherein the two components can be closed and opened again by means of at least one actuator, by way of at least two separate movements of the component or of the two components.. .
Senvion Gmbh

Wind turbine, wind turbine communication system, and operating a bus system

A wind turbine having a controller area network communication system is provided. Electrical and/or electronic components of the wind turbine are coupled to can nodes.
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Stress-strain testing system for large-diameter steel pipe pile of offshore wind turbine and construction method

The present invention relates to a stress-strain testing system for a large-diameter steel pipe pile of an offshore wind turbine and a construction method, comprising a steel pipe pile, wherein copper belt type sensor cables are correspondingly welded on both sides of the steel pipe pile along an axis direction; each sensor cable is sequentially covered with an epoxy adhesive, gold foil paper and an angle steel welded on the steel pipe pile centering on the copper belt type sensor cable; a fiber core of each copper belt type sensor cable is transferred into a high-strength armored optical cable by a special fixture and then is led out; and the high-strength armored optical cable is connected with a brillouin optical fiber demodulator. The present invention is applicable to the field of foundation engineering testing and detection technology..
Powechina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

Solar light with wind turbine generator

A solar light assembly includes an electrical mount configured for electrically mounting thereon a light device. The electrical mount is positioned underneath a first protective cover, and a wind turbine is mounted above the first protective cover and underneath a second protective cover.

Unmanned aerial vehicle wind turbine inspection systems and methods

Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) wind turbine inspection system. One of the methods includes obtaining first sensor information by an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), the first sensor information describing physical aspects of a wind turbine, including one or more blades of the wind turbine.
Unmanned Innovation, Inc.

Wind turbine with wind sensor

A wind turbine including a rotor, a nacelle, a generator, and a wind sensor is provided, wherein the wind sensor is arranged above a part of the generator that extends between the rotor and the nacelle. Furthermore, a wind farm including a plurality of interconnected wind turbines is described.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method for replacing the blades of a wind turbine to maintain safe operation

An amount of the deflection of the blades of a rotor of a wind turbine of the type including a tower and a nacelle mounted to the top of the tower, the rotor being rotatably connected to the nacelle for rotating about a rotor axis and having a plurality of equally spaced blades includes positioning video cameras on the rotor at a root of a respective one of the blades so as to provide a line of sight of the camera along the respective one of the blades to the tip to obtain a video image of the rotor and tip and carrying out an analysis of the images of the tip to determine a position of the tip and hence the deflection of the tip time synchronized analyzed optionally with external data providing load, capacity, power produced or environmental data.. .

Wind turbine tower

A wind turbine tower configured to support a wind turbine nacelle and a rotor, and with a tower wall of an inner surface and an outer surface. The tower is tethered by a number of cables, each cable extending between a first end anchored to an anchoring element and an opposite, second end attached to the tower at an attachment element.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Method of handling a wind turbine rotor blade pitch bearing unit

A method of handling the pitch bearing unit of a rotor blade mounted to the hub of a wind turbine, the method including the steps of providing an extension assembly at the interface between the rotor blade and the hub, moving the rotor blade outward from the hub by means of the extension assembly to open a gap large enough to accommodate the pitch bearing unit while maintaining a connection between the rotor blade and the hub, and removing the pitch bearing unit through the gap.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Power producing walls

A power generating wall design, which may include a plurality of turbines, such as wind turbines, arranged in a wall pattern and arranged to have an entrance flow on one side of the wall and an exit flow on another side of the wall. One exemplary embodiment of a power generating wall may incorporate wind turbines, and may be used in a high-wind environment, such as a highway.

Methods and systems for feedforward control of wind turbines

A method for constrained control of a wind turbine includes receiving a plurality of operating parameters corresponding to the wind turbine. The plurality of operating parameters includes a wind preview parameter and a plurality of constraint parameters.
General Electric Company

Calibrating a wind vane of a wind turbine

A method of determining an offset angle to the wind direction measured from a wind vane of a wind turbine includes the steps of: defining a plurality of power bins representing an interval of power which can be produced by the wind turbine, calculating an efficiency of the wind turbine for a plurality of time slots, determining a power output of the wind turbine for the plurality of time slots, comparing the efficiency of the wind turbine in two different time slots, and updating a value of the one of the power bins representing the interval of power determined for one of the compared time slots. The value of the power bin is updated with the result of the highest efficiency or a value derived from the highest efficiency multiplied with a constant..
Kk Wind Solutions A/s

Wind turbine with rotational air guides

wind turbine according to the invention has at least one movable guide consisting of two rectangular wings (14) and (15) set in one plane and fixed with one edge to mounted shaft (11) set parallel to the axis of the turbine (2) and in such way that the edge of the first wing (14) is tangential, with small space, to the edge of the bar (10) which is an extension of the guide vane (4) of the body (3) and is set in the same plane as guide vane (4), where the edge of the first wing (14) rests on resilient members (16) fixed to the bar (10), and spread of the second wing (15) is smaller than the spread of the first wing (14) and the shaft (11) is connected to drive mechanism (13) equipped with positional switch, where the drive mechanism (13) is connected to control system.. .

Morphing segmented wind turbine and related method

A downwind morphing rotor that exhibits bending loads that will be reduced by aligning the rotor blades with the composite forces. This reduces the net loads on the blades which therefore allow for a reduced blade mass for a given maximum stress.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

Erosion resistant coatings

An erosion resistant article such as rotor blades for helicopters and wind turbines having the leading edge surface protected from damage from high speed impingement of rain or sand with a protective coating formed from specific polyurethane or polyurea coating having a defined set of minimum physical properties where the protective coating can be applied as a liquid coating and cured in place or as a preformed complementary shaped covering to protect the leading edge against erosion damage in service.. .
Hontek Corporation

Anti-oscillation apparatus and technique for securing wind turbine blades against oscillations

The invention relates to a wind turbine blade oscillation preventer comprising an aperture and a sleeve and having a peripheral extent and a longitudinal extent, the preventer being configured for removable application over a wind turbine blade and configured to extend longitudinally thereover and peripherally thereabout; the preventer having a non-aerodynamic exterior surface which exhibits a rough surface capable of disrupting smooth or laminar airflow over a substantial portion of the longitudinal and peripheral extent of the sleeve when the preventer is in place on a wind turbine blade. The preventer further comprises a smooth interior surface extending along a substantial portion of the longitudinal extent of the sleeve.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

A operating a wind turbine

The present invention provides a method of operating a wind turbine. The wind turbine comprises at least one rotatable blade.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

System and adjusting environmental operating conditions associated with heat generating components of a wind turbine

A system for adjusting environmental operating conditions associated with heat generating components located within a tower of a wind turbine may include a heat generating component located within an interior of the tower, a sensor configured to monitor a heat exchange parameter associated with the wind turbine and a split heat exchange system provided relative to the tower. The split heat exchange system may include a first heat exchanger located within the interior of the tower and a second heat exchanger located exterior to the tower.
General Electric Company

System and assessing farm-level performance of a wind farm

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for assessing farm-level performance of a wind farm. The method includes operating the wind farm in a first operational mode and identifying one or more pairs of wind turbines having wake interaction.
General Electric Company

Portable wind turbine

A portable wind turbine is adjustable between an operating configuration and a stowed configuration. The portable wind turbine comprises a turbine tower and a base.

Wind turbine blade handling aboard a vessel

A method is provided for handling wind turbine blades aboard a vessel, the method including providing on the vessel a blade rack assembly configured to accommodate more than one blade, the rack assembly having at least a root rack and a tip rack, and the root rack and tip rack defining between them a blade support plane. The method also includes providing a jack acting between the vessel and one of the root or tip rack; and raising or lowering one of the root or tip rack aboard the vessel by the jack to thereby move the blade support plane through an elevation angle θ.
Mhi Vestas Offshore Wind A/s

Wind turbine nacelle

A wind turbine nacelle configured for mounting on a wind turbine tower and for supporting a rotor assembly, the nacelle comprising at least a first and a second nacelle module. The first nacelle module comprises a first frame structure and a main bearing system for a main shaft of the rotor assembly, and the second nacelle module comprises a second frame structure and a drive train system for the wind turbine.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Method of authorization for control access to wind power installations, and also interface for wind power installations and certification center

A method for authorizing a user for a control access to at least one wind turbine or at least one wind farm is disclosed. In this method, a certification center first authenticates a user, and the certification center accepts a control-access type from the authenticated user.
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade for addressing the deflection of rotor blades of a wind turbine. The rotor blade includes a plurality of exterior surfaces defining a blade body having a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge and a trailing edge.
General Electric Company

Method for retrofitting vortex generators on a wind turbine blade

A method of retrofitting vortex generators on a wind turbine blade is disclosed, the wind turbine blade being mounted on a wind turbine hub and extending in a longitudinal direction and having a tip end and a root end, the wind turbine blade further comprising a profiled contour including a pressure side and a suction side, as well as a leading edge and a trailing edge with a chord having a chord length extending there between, the profiled contour, when being impacted by an incident airflow, generating a lift. The method comprises identifying a separation line on the suction side of the wind turbine blade, and mounting one or more vortex panels including a first vortex panel comprising at least one vortex generator on the suction side of the wind turbine blade between the separation line and the leading edge of the wind turbine blade..
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Blade for a wind turbine

A blade for a wind turbine comprising a blade root portion is described. The blade root portion defines a mounting surface for coupling to a hub or extender of the wind turbine and comprises a plurality of first holes provided with an insert, the blade root portion further comprises a mounting flange arranged in the periphery of the mounting surface and provided with second holes, wherein the inserts comprise a first end embedded in the blade root portion and a second end opposite to the first end, the second end protruding beyond the mounting surface of the blade root portion, and wherein the second ends are fitted in the second holes of the mounting flange and the mounting flange is attached to the blade by means of the inserts.
Alstom Renewable Technologies

Escape path for a production mold of a rotor blade

The invention relates to a production mold for a rotor blade of a wind turbine plant, having two mold half-shells (3, 4) which during a production method of the rotor blade are disposed so as to be at least temporarily beside one another, and having at least one inner walkway (2c, 2d) that runs along so as to be between the two mold half-shells (3, 4), characterized by at least one escape path (40) which runs along below at least one of the two mold half-shells (3, 4).. .
Senvion Gmbh

Dc-link reference voltage determination for wind turbine converter systems

A method of setting a reference dc-link voltage of a wind-turbine converter system is provided. At least at least one dc voltage demand from at least one generator-side inverter and at least one dc voltage demand are received from at least one grid-side inverter.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Supporting device and supporting winding coils in a wind turbine generator

The device includes a flexible member that is in a relaxed, substantially concave configuration before being inserted between two adjacent stator portions, and in an operating, substantially flattened configuration when inserted between two adjacent stator portions in which the flexible member is compressed by the stator portions and the winding coils. The flexible member may be in an inserting, substantially convex configuration for being inserted between the adjacent stator portions..
Alstom Renewable Technologies

Three dimensional woven lattices for drag reduction and turbulence reduction

The present invention is directed to three dimensional (3d) woven lattices for drag and turbulence reduction. 3d woven lattice material can serve as a surface layer that regularizes the flow around a bluff body with beneficial effects on: 1) drag reduction, 2) decrease in turbulence intensity, 3) attenuation of flow-induced vibrations, and 4) aerodynamic noise cancellation.
The Johns Hopkins University

Lighting protection system

A lightning protection system of a wind turbine is provided, including a blade lightning conductor arranged in a rotor blade of the wind turbine to extend into the hub, a stationary conductor to provide a blade grounding path to ground during a lighting strike, a brush arranged to electrically connect the blade lightning conductor and the stationary conductor, and a discharge means arranged to provide a separate discharge path from the blade lightning conductor to ground. Furthermore, a wind turbine, and a method of equipping a wind turbine with a lightning protection system, is also provided..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method and system for determining the dynamic twist of a wind turbine blade

The present invention relates to a method and wind turbine for determining a dynamic twist of one or more blades. One or more first signals are received from a first wireless sensor attached to a blade of a wind turbine and a first angle is determined based on the received first signals.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

System for detection of foundation movement in a wind turbine

A monitoring system (100) monitors displacement of a wind turbine tower and includes at least one plumb bob with an upper part and a lower part, each plumb bob being configured to be pivotally suspended at its upper part, via a suspension device, from a point above so as to attain a rest position in a rest situation, and each said plumb bob has one or more sensing surfaces (12, 12′). One or more suspension devices means (10) suspend the at least one plumb bob.
Scada International A/s

Floating platform for harnessing wind energy

The invention relates to a floating platform for harnessing wind energy, comprising a tower (1) with a wind turbine (2), and two horizontal, identical cylindrical floating elements (3) parallel to the main longitudinal axis of alignment, the tower and the floating elements being interconnected by bar structures (5). The floating elements are joined to a stabilising element (4) which is situated directly beneath the floating elements (3), said stabilising element comprising two substantially rectangular first concrete slabs (4a), which are solid or more lightweight, with a ribbed structure, arranged perpendicularly to the axes of the floaters and joined to said floaters by means of auxiliary structures..
Saitec Offshore Technologies S.l.u.

Combined wind and solar power generating system

An integrated wind and solar solution is provided, including a solar energy collection assembly (100) and a vertical axis wind turbine (400), combined to provide an integrated power output. In preferred embodiments, the vertical axis wind turbine is positioned above the solar energy collection assembly.
Solar Wind Reliance Initiatives (swri) Ltd.

System and coordinating wake and noise control systems of a wind farm

A system and method for simultaneously coordinating a wake control system and a noise control system of a wind farm having a plurality of wind turbines is disclosed. The method includes determining, via a farm controller, one or more wake control set points for the wake control system.
General Electric Company

Over-rating control of a wind turbine generator

A method is disclosed for controlling a wind turbine generator to provide power above a rated level. The wind turbine includes one or more electrical components that conduct current from the internal generator to supply the external grid.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Method, device and system for compensating output power of wind turbine generator set

A method for compensating the output power of wind turbine generator set includes acquiring the average values of the first ambient temperature of environments where the wind turbine generator set is located in various periods; collecting the output power of the wind turbine generator set at the end time of various periods; compensating the set output power collected at the end time of current period according to difference value between the average value of the first ambient temperature in the current period and that in the previous period so as to guarantee the stability of the set output power if the average value of the first ambient temperature in the current period and the average value of the first ambient temperature in the previous period both are higher than a preset temperature threshold value.. .
Beijing Goldwind Science & Creation Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd.

Stator assembly with a cable wiring arrangement, generator and wind turbine with such a stator assembly

A stator assembly includes a stator frame structure having an outer annular frame with an outer edge running around a center axis; a plurality of stator segments mounted at the outer edge along a circumferential direction of the outer edge, each stator segment comprising at least one electric coil; and a wiring arrangement electrically connecting the stator segments with an electric power interface. The wiring arrangement comprises a plurality of wiring assemblies, each wiring assembly electrically connecting one of the plurality of stator segments with the power interface is provided.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Anomaly detection systems and methods

This disclosure relates to the analysis of data generated by one or more connected systems and devices. Operational data obtained by one or more connected devices and/or systems, such as a connected thermostat and/or wind turbine system, may be used to detect and/or predict impending failures and/or suboptimal performance.
Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Wind farm supervision monitoring system

A wind farm supervision monitoring system includes: a data collection unit configured to collect data about a status monitoring of each wind turbine from at least one site server; an abnormality status detection unit configured to detect an abnormality status of each wind turbine based on the collected data about the status monitoring and issue an alarm; a wind data management unit configured to early detect a fault of each wind turbine and or monitor performance of each wind turbine based on the data about the status monitoring or the data about the abnormality status; and a supervision unit configured to manage a turbine operation status and operation and maintenance of each wind turbine and provide information for establishing an operation and maintenance plan for the detected abnormality status of the wind turbine.. .
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

Fatigue testing

The present invention relates to a method of fatigue testing an elongate specimen, such as a wind turbine blade, comprising: calculating a service life damage sum at one or more locations on at least one respective first section of an elongate specimen, responsive to at least one strain time history associated with the specimen; determining a predicted test damage sum at the one or more locations for each of a plurality of predetermined test blocks separately applicable to the specimen; and selecting at least one test block associated with the plurality of predetermined test blocks based on a comparison of the predicted test damage sum with the service life damage sum for each of the one or more locations, wherein the selected at least one test block is applicable to the specimen to cause a test damage sum at each of the one or more locations that at least substantially matches the service life damage sum at each of the one or more locations.. .
Ore Catapult Development Services Limited

Lightning system for wind turbine blades with optimized means for injecting lightning currents in conductive components of their shells

The invention provides a lightning protection system for wind turbine blades with optimized injection means of lightning currents in conductive components of their shells. The injection means comprise a current receptor element (27; 47; 67) connected to the input cable of lightning currents and arranged over an area of a shell close to an electrically conductive component (22; 42; 62) and a current injection element (28; 48; 68; 69, 69′) arranged over the electrically conductive component (22; 42; 62) and connected to the current receptor element (27; 47; 67) by at least two distribution cables (31, 32; 51, 52, 53; 71, 72, 73, 74)..
Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.l.

A lightning current transfer unit for a wind turbine

A lightning current transfer unit for a wind turbine, the wind turbine comprising a first part and a second part being rotatable relative to each other, wherein the lightning current transfer unit is arranged to provide electrical contact between the first and second parts, the lightning current transfer unit comprising: a first current transfer portion comprising a first slider and configured to be electrically coupled to a first electrically conducting slideway of the first part of the wind turbine, the first slider being rotatable relative to the first slideway; a second current transfer portion configured to be electrically coupled to an electrically conducting portion of the second part of the wind turbine; a first main spring biasing the first slider towards the first slideway; wherein the first slider comprises: a primary contact biased towards the first slideway by the first main spring; a secondary contact arranged to move relative to the primary contact; and a secondary spring arranged between the first main spring and the secondary contact such that the secondary spring biases the primary contact away from the first slideway and biases the secondary contact towards the first slideway.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Device and arrangement for the horizontal preassembly of a wind turbine rotor

An adapter device for the horizontal preassembly of a wind turbine rotor includes a connection piece on the underside of the adapter device for fastening the adapter device to a tower system of a tower crane, and a rotor flange on the top side of the adapter device for fastening the rotor hub of the wind turbine rotor to be assembled.. .
Senvion Gmbh

Wind farm supervision monitoring method

A wind farm supervision monitoring method includes: displaying, by a user interface (ui) unit, a location of the site server on a map along with a dashboard menu, a navigation menu, and an alarm & event menu; collecting, by a data collection unit, data about status monitoring of each wind turbine from the site server; detecting, by an abnormality status detection unit, an abnormality status of each wind turbine based on the data about the status monitoring of each wind turbine and issuing an alarm based on the detecting the abnormality status; providing, by a supervision unit, a turbine operation status of each wind turbine using the dashboard menu, managing operation and maintenance; and establishing, by the supervision unit, an operation and maintenance plan for the detected abnormality status of the wind turbine.. .
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

Omni-directional shaftless wind turbine

Conducted analysis of the proposed configuration of the wind turbine shows no necessity of additional top support for a personal use wind generator, while requires one for more powerful (community) wind turbines. Proposed additionally supporting turbine tetrahedron beam frame resolves this issue allowing increase of power of such wind generators..

Wind turbine bearings

In one aspect, a dual pitch bearing configuration for coupling a rotor blade to a hub of a wind turbine. The dual pitch bearing configuration including a first pitch bearing and at least one additional pitch bearing.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine with improved safety features

The wind turbine includes a wind driven turbine wheel rotatable about a central axis that has blades with streamers of other articles to fill the space between the blades. A set of streamers can be attached to the trailing edge of the blades at one end and including a free end wherein the free end is disposed in a space defined between adjacent blades.

Improvements relating to wind turbines

A method of determining the shape of at least part of a wind turbine blade during operation of the wind turbine, the method comprising measuring first and second values of acceleration at one or more locations on the blade, the first and second values of acceleration being in substantially mutually perpendicular directions, and determining a shape parameter of the blade based upon the relative magnitudes of the measured first and second values of acceleration at the one or more locations.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine energy tube battery charging system for a vehicle

The present application discloses wind-powered charging systems and methods for an electric vehicle. The present system can be located within tube structure on the interior of a vehicle and can comprises one or more intake ports such that, when the car is in motion, air flows into the intake ports.

System and micrositing a wind farm for loads optimization

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for micrositing a wind farm having a plurality of wind turbines. The method includes (a) determining, via a loads optimization function, one or more wind directions with or without turbine shadow for each of the wind turbines in the wind farm, (b) determining, via the loads optimization function, at least one additional wind parameter for each of the wind directions, (c) calculating, via simulation, loads for each of the wind turbines in the wind farm based on the identified wind directions with or without turbine shadow for each of the wind turbines in the wind farm and the at least one additional wind parameter for each of the wind directions, and (d) determining a site layout for the wind farm based on the calculated loads..
General Electric Company

Rotor blade with noise reduction means

A rotor blade with a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the rotor blade is designed and configured for being exposed to a fluid flowing substantially from the leading edge to the trailing edge) of the rotor blade, the rotor blade includes at least one sensor for detecting flow characteristics of the fluid, and the rotor blade further includes at least one actuator for producing an anti-noise signal. The sensor and the actuator are both arranged at the surface of the rotor blade, and the actuator is arranged and prepared such that flow-induced edge noise of the rotor blade, which is generated by the fluid, is at least partly cancelled out by the anti-noise signal.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

A wind turbine blade comprising first and second adjacent blade sections arranged end to end along the length of the blade. Each section comprises an aerodynamic fairing and a spar.

Bolted attachment for attaching wind turbine parts

A bolted attachment having opposite threaded sections between which a shank is provided having at least two shank sections with different diameter located at a length from the threaded section of at least three times the difference between a diameter of a threaded section and a minimum diameter of the shank. At least one conical transition is formed between two adjacent shank sections where the ratio of its length to a difference between a diameter at one end of the transition and a diameter at the opposite end of the transition is of at least 0.85..
Alstom Renewable Technologies Wind B.v.

Locating a lightning strike at a wind turbine

A method is provided for locating a lightning strike at a wind turbine including the following steps, detecting a lightning strike, and deriving a location of the lightning strike based on a measurement of sound caused by the lightning strike. Further, a lightning detection system, a wind turbine, a wind farm as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are suggested for performing the method..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Lightning receptor for a wind turbine rotor blade

Lightning receptor for a wind turbine rotor blade, the lightning receptor being produced in one part in a casting process and having a receptor tip, a receptor suction side, a receptor pressure side, a receptor nose edge and a receptor end edge, defined by a fastening portion with two mutually opposite adhesive bonding surfaces which are formed by recesses in the receptor pressure side and in the receptor suction side, a receptor-nose-edge-side leg and a receptor-end-edge-side leg projecting beyond the fastening portion in a direction away from the receptor tip.. .
Nordex Energy Gmbh

Method of identifying a wind distribution pattern over the rotor plane and a wind turbine thereof

The invention relates to a method of identifying a wind distribution pattern over a rotor plane and a wind turbine thereof. At least one operating parameter of the wind turbine and a rotational position of the rotor are measured over a time period.
Envision Energy (jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Method for monitoring a wind turbine, identifying ice on a wind turbine, acceleration sensor for a rotor blade, rotor blade comprising an acceleration sensor, and profile for a rotor blade

A method for monitoring a wind turbine is described. The method comprises measuring acceleration by means of a fiber-optic acceleration sensor in a rotor blade of the wind turbine; opto-electronically converting an acceleration signal of the fiber-optic acceleration sensor; and filtering the opto-electronically converted acceleration signal by means of an analog anti-aliasing filter..
Fos4x Gmbh

System and determining wind farm wake loss

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for determining wake losses of a wind farm. The wind farm includes a plurality of wind turbines.
General Electric Company

Transition element for the transmission of strains between a tower and a sub-structure on a floating monolithic concrete structure for supporting marine wind turbines

The invention relates to the embodiment, by means of a pre-stressed concrete layer, on floating structures for supporting wind turbines, of the transition zone between the tower, of a lesser diameter, and the concrete float, of a greater diameter, whether the tower is made of metal or concrete. Said layer of revolution has the optimum geometry for the correct transmission of forces between the two parts, the tower and the float, with a reduced thickness and without the need for external rigidifying and reinforcing elements on the surfaces thereof, which would increase the weight and the cost of the structure..
Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya

Method of controlling active power generation of a wind power plant and wind power plant

In various embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of controlling active power generation of a wind power plant coupled to a power grid, the wind power plant including a power plant controller for controlling a plurality of wind turbine generators. In an embodiment, the method includes monitoring an operational status of a plant compensation equipment and adjusting a plant reactive power capability when the operational status of the plant compensation equipment indicates a fault in the plant compensation equipment.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

System and reducing vortex-induced tower vibrations of a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for reducing vortex-induced vibrations of a tower of a wind turbine. The wind turbine has a nacelle mounted atop the tower.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine which can be moved in translation

The invention is directed to a wind generator, comprising a wind turbine which is mounted so that it is rotatable about a horizontal or approximately horizontal rotational axis and which has one or more blades or other wind-guiding surfaces for converting flow energy of the wind into rotational energy, and at least one generator, coupled to the hub or shaft of the wind turbine or to the output shaft of a gear connected thereto, for converting the rotational energy into electrical energy, wherein the center of gravity of the wind turbine, together with the hub and rotor shaft and rotatable parts coupled thereto which rotate about the same rotational axis, is translationally movable in a direction completely or predominantly in parallel to the rotational axis of the wind turbine.. .

Tower segment handling method and apparatus

This application relates to tower segment handling methods and apparatus and, in particular, to methods and apparatus for handling segments of steel wind turbine towers. The wind turbine tower comprises a plurality of cylindrical vertical tower sections, which in the finished tower are mounted on top of one another.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Epoxy systems for composites

Compositions and methods for forming epoxy resin systems are provided. In one embodiment, a composition is provided for an epoxy resin system including a reaction product of an epoxy resin component and a curing agent component comprising a first amine compound having the formula r1r2r3n, wherein r1 and r2 are independently an aliphatic or alicyclic organic functional group and r3 is an alkyl group, having a backbone of 2-18 carbon atoms, and a second amine compound having one or more primary or secondary amine groups, with the stoichiometic ratio of —nh bonds of the second amine compound to the epoxy groups of the epoxy resin component being from 1:20 to about 21:20.
Hexion Inc.

Tower crane for erecting a wind turbine, and erecting said tower crane

A rotating tower crane for erecting a wind turbine, having a tower and a tower substructure, which is connected to the tower and is intended for supporting the tower, wherein the tower substructure has a supporting cross frame, which has three or more, preferably four, legs, extending from the tower. It is proposed that each leg has fastened on it, on the ground side, a load-distributor plate, which is not connected to the foundation, wherein the load-distributor plates together form the ballast of the tower..
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Smooth pitch control for propellers and rotors

A novel approach to optimizing control accuracy of pitch angle of the blades of an airplane propeller or wind turbine rotor by using laminated rubber (elastomeric) bearings in place of rolling element bearings so that the former's smooth torque vs. Deflection characteristics minimally influence the balance of passive control torques upon the pitch axis due to calibrated springs and forces resulting from rotation speed and/or aerodynamic drag..

Wind-turbine converter control for modular string converters

A wind turbine converter system with a rectifier and an inverter and a converter controller has at least first and second converter strings. The converter system is controlled by a master-converter controller and a slave-converter controller.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Slip ring system for a wind turbine wind turbine and a producing electrical energy

A slip ring system for a wind turbine for electrically connecting a first electrical device and a second electrical device, wherein the first electrical device is mounted to a rotor of the wind turbine, and the second electrical device is mounted to a nacelle of the wind turbine, is provided. The slip ring system comprises a slip ring apparatus and a rotational damping apparatus, with which an electrical connection between the first electrical device and the second electrical device can be established.
General Electric Company

Lightning protection wind turbine blades

A lightning protection system can include a socket, a receptor plug, a tip receptor, and a tip receptor mount. The socket can extend at least partly through a blade wall, and can include a socket body, a first retention shoulder, and a plurality of first teeth.
Erico International Corporation

System and detecting pitch bearing damage in a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for detecting damage of a pitch bearing of a wind turbine. The pitch bearing is part of a pitch drive system having a plurality of pitch drive motors.
General Electric Company

System and validating optimization of a wind farm

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for generating one or more farm-level power curves for a wind farm that can be used to validate an upgrade provided to the wind farm. The method includes operating the wind farm in a first operational mode.
General Electric Company

Determination of wind turbine configuration

Determination of wind turbine configuration the present invention relates to a method and computer system for determining a configuration of a wind turbine of a given wind turbine type, the method comprising the steps of: storing in a database a plurality of combinations of physical and control parameters of the wind turbine that can be varied; determining a plurality of wind flow characteristics at a target location; applying a function which defines a relationship between a performance parameter, a fatigue life estimation, the combination of physical and control parameters and the plurality of wind flow characteristics, to at least some of the plurality of combinations in the database to determine values of the performance parameter and the fatigue life estimation for those combinations; and selecting one of the combinations of physical and control parameters as the configuration of the wind turbine for the target location on the basis of the performance parameter and fatigue life estimation values.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Automative system management

A automative management server for receiving information technology system events and wind turbine events; correlating the information technology system event with the wind turbine event to determine a cause of an event; and generating an alert reporting the cause of the event or taking action to resolve the root cause of the event.. .
Entit Software Llc

System and improving speed control of a pitch drive system of a wind turbine

The present subject matter is directed to a system and method for improving speed control of a pitch drive system of a wind turbine. In one embodiment, the pitch drive system includes a direct current (dc) motor having an armature and a series-field winding, a battery assembly having a positive terminal and a negative terminal, and a current-controlling device configured in series between the positive terminal of the battery assembly and the series-field winding.
General Electric Company

Power ramp rate limiter for wind turbines

The invention relates to a method for limiting structural loads in a wind turbine in situations where the power produced by the wind turbine is increased or decreased. The limitation of structural loads is achieved by restricting the power ramp rate, i.e.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine

A wind driven electric generator including a rotor which intercepts air movement to turn a drive line including a first right angle drive swivelly coupled on the top of a support tower and a second right angle drive located proximate ground level to deliver rotational energy of a drive line to an electric generator located proximate ground level.. .
Hawkeye Wind Llc

Adaptive oscillation damper having a vertical spring mechanism

An oscillation damper for damping unwanted oscillations in oscillation-sensitive systems, such as tall edifices and towers, especially wind turbines. The oscillation damper has a vertical spring mechanism and the oscillation characteristics, such as the frequency and amplitude, and thus the damping capabilities, can be adjusted across a wide range of values..
Esm Energie-und Schwingungstechnik Mitsch Gmbh

A turning device for turning a first mould part for manufacturing a wind turbine blade part relative to a second mould part

A turning device, for manufacturing wind turbine blades and turning moulds relative to each other, having a base, a rotational part movable relative to the base on an rotational axis, a first linear actuator with first and second ends, the first end attaching to the base, and the second end attaching to the rotational part at a first anchor point on a first turning axis, and a second linear actuator having first and second ends, the first end attaching to the base, and the second end attaching to the rotational part at a second anchor point on a second turning axis. The first turning axis is a first distance from the rotation axis and is moved on a first arc on the rotation axis, and the second turning axis is a second, different distance from the rotation axis and is moved along a second arc on the rotation axis..
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Stator for a generator and a flux switching machine for a wind turbine

A stator for a generator of a wind turbine is provided. The stator comprises a magnetic frame, magnets, and magnetic sections spaced from each other.
Areva Wind Gmbh

Tower section and a a tower section

Indicator device (90), for indicating proper alignment of bolt-and-nut holes of two abutting flanges (72,72′) of two tower sections (2,5) of a wind turbine tower structure (1), the indicator device (90) comprising a connector (122) for connecting the indicator device (90) to an inner face (71) of one of the flanges, and a body (100) having a first body end (101) and an opposite second body end (112) closer to the connector (122), the indicator device (90) including a resiliently deformable part (150), a pneumatic system or a hydraulic system allowing for the indicator device (90) to assume a normal configuration wherein the first body end (101) is distant from the connector (122), and a second configuration wherein the first body end (101) is located closer to the connector (122), the resiliently deformable part or pneumatic system or hydraulic system urging the first body end (101) from the second configuration towards the first configuration.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Device for fastening and/or guiding strand-shaped elements

The invention relates to a device for fastening and/or guiding strand-shaped elements, in particular cables or cable bundles in the case of wind turbines, comprising retaining bodies (5), which can be combined with a supporting structure (3) in the form of a star body in order to form a modular fastening system, having a stand passage (31) for at least one strand element, and are formed from two partial bodies (25 and 27), each of which comprises a part (29) of the strand feed-through (31). Said device is characterized in that, between surfaces (13) of consecutive spokes (9) of the star body of the supporting structure (3), said surfaces extending parallel to each other, installation spaces (21) for retaining bodies (5) are formed, which installation spaces are open toward the outside of the star body and have sides that are parallel to each other, and that a retaining device (59, 61, 63) is provided between each partial body (25, 27) and the spoke (9) adjacent thereto, by means of which retaining devices the partial bodies (25, 27) can be detachably fastened in the installation position on the supporting structure (3) and in contact with each other in such a way that the retaining body (5) is completed..
Hydac Accessories Gmbh

Wind turbine bearings

In one aspect, a dual pitch bearing configuration for coupling a rotor blade to a hub of a wind turbine. The dual pitch bearing configuration including a first pitch bearing and at least one additional pitch bearing disposed axially a distance lb from the first pitch bearing.
General Electric Company

A fully insulated tip unit for a lightning protection system for a wind turbine blade and a wind turbine blade comprising the same

A fully insulated tip unit (1) for a lightning protection system for a wind turbine blade (2) is disclosed, comprising an electrically conducting tip (3), which tip consists of an external part (4) and an internal part (5), at least one side receptor base (6), an internal tip unit conductor (8), an insulated electric cable (9) for forming the outermost part of a down conductor (10), and a connection element (12) for establishing electrical connection between the insulated electric cable and the other conducting parts of the tip unit, wherein the internal part of the tip, the side receptor base(s), the internal tip conductor, the connection element and one end of the insulated electric cable are all embedded by casting in an insulating material (13) leaving only the external part of the tip and the other end of the insulated electric cable uncovered by the insulating material. Furthermore, a wind turbine blade comprising such a tip unit is disclosed..
Global Lightning Protection Services A/s

A estimating a wind speed including calculating a pitch angle adjusted for blade torsion

A method for estimating a wind speed at a wind turbine is disclosed, said wind turbine comprising a rotor carrying a set of wind turbine blades, each wind turbine blade having a variable pitch angle. A blade torsion contribution, representing torsion introduced in the wind turbine blades, is derived, based on an obtained rotational speed, ω, of the rotor, and an obtaining a pitch angle, θ, of the wind turbine blades.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Hybrid tubular lattice tower assembly for a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to a tower assembly for a wind turbine. The tower assembly includes a lattice tower portion, a tubular tower portion, and a transition region therebetween.
General Electric Company

Curtailed operation of a wind power plant by deactivation of wind turbines

The invention relates to a method for operating a group of wind turbines in a wind power plant coupled to a utility grid, comprising the steps of determining that a wind turbine should be deactivated in response to receiving a power curtailment command from the grid, and retrieving data from each wind turbine in the group of wind turbines. Further, the method no comprises ranking all the wind turbines according to a set of ranking criteria and based on the retrieved data, and selecting a wind turbine to be deactivated based on the ranking.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

System and controlling the operation of a wind turbine

A method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine may generally include monitoring a current yaw position of a nacelle of the wind turbine, wherein the current yaw position is located within one of a plurality of yaw sectors defined for the nacelle. In addition, the method may include monitoring a wind-dependent parameter of the wind turbine and determining a variance of the wind-dependent parameter over time, wherein the variance is indicative of variations in a wind parameter associated with the wind turbine.
General Electric Company

Floating wind turbine structure with reduced tower height and optimising the weight thereof

The present invention relates to a method and a wind turbine structure for optimising the weight of the wind turbine and the offshore foundation. The wind turbine is operated based on the measured wave height which in turn allows the tower height to be reduced so that the ratio between the tower height and the length of the wind turbine blades is greater than 0.5.
Envsion Energy (denmark) Aps

Design of a wind turbine

A method for designing a wind energy plant with a generator and with a rotor with rotor blades, comprising the steps determining the size of the wind energy plant which is to be designed, more particularly the rotor diameter and axle height, for a proposed installation site, designing the wind energy plant for a reduced maximum load which is lower than a maximum load which occurs when a 50-year gust strikes the wind energy plant from a maximum loading side.. .
Wobben Properties Gmbh

A shear web mould system comprising variable moulding plates

A shear web mould system for manufacturing a wind turbine component in form of an i-shaped shear web having a web body and a first web foot flange at a first end of the web body and a second web foot flange at a second end of the web body is described. The system comprises a central moulding portion for forming at least a part of the web body, a first moulding plate for forming at least a part of the first web foot flange, and a second moulding plate for forming at least a part of the second web foot flange.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Manufacture of i-shaped shear web

A method and mould system for manufacturing i-shaped shear webs for wind turbine blades are described. The mould system comprises a lower web mould part having a concave shape with diverging side parts for manufacturing first sides of i-web foot flanges, and an upper mould part having a concave shape with converging side parts for manufacturing other sides of the i-web foot flanges..
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Anti-icing wind power blade and blade deicing and heating method

An anti-icing wind power blade, consisted of a wind turbine blade, wherein the wind turbine blade is provided with an anti-icing heating device, and wherein the anti-icing heating device consists of an air heating system and an electric heating system, wherein the two systems are independent from each other, without mutual interference, and heat the wind turbine blade separately or simultaneously. The air heating system and the electric heating system are both located inside the wind turbine blade, wherein the air heating system comprises an air heating control cabinet and an air heating device, and the electric heating system comprises an electric heating control cabinet and an electric heating element, the wind turbine blade is divided into a front edge and a back edge by a front edge web plate and a back edge web plate, wherein the air heating device is disposed in the back edge and the electric heating element is disposed on the outer surface of the front edge of the blade, and the air heating control cabinet and the electric heating control cabinet are disposed at the blade root.

Nacelle for a wind turbine, the nacelle comprising side units

A nacelle for a wind turbine and a method for erecting a wind turbine are disclosed. The nacelle comprises a main unit arranged to be connected to a wind turbine tower, via a yawing arrangement, and at least one side unit mounted along a side of the main unit in such a manner that direct access is allowed between the main unit and the side unit(s), each side unit accommodating at least one wind turbine component, and at least one side unit being capable of carrying the wind turbine component(s) accommodated therein.

Method for operating a wind power plant in a weak grid environment and a wind power plant

In various embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of operating a wind power plant in a weak grid environment in order to achieve desired system stability criteria and to support an electrical grid during small disturbances or faults, the wind power plant being coupled to an electrical grid, and including a power plant controller for controlling a plurality of wind turbine generators of the wind power plant, the method including: determining whether the electrical grid fulfils a weak grid criterion; setting the power plant controller to operate in a weak grid mode when the weak grid criterion is fulfilled, the weak grid mode including: reducing and providing an active power reference according to which the plurality of wind turbine generators are controlled, when a grid voltage deviates beyond a threshold voltage from a normal or recommended operating voltage range during steady state operation of a wind power plant; and generating a reduced amount of active power with each of the plurality of wind turbine generators based on the provided active power reference& controlling the active power ramp rates, when the electrical grid recovers from the voltage deviation or a fault. A corresponding wind power plant is further provided.

Method for estimating a wind speed in a stable manner

A method for iteratively estimating a wind speed at a wind turbine is disclosed, said wind turbine comprising a rotor carrying a set of wind turbine blades, each wind turbine blade having a variable pitch angle. A minimum tip speed ratio, λmin, is derived, based on an obtained pitch angle, θ.

Polyurethane material, process for preparing such material and protective cover for wind turbine blade

The polyurethane material is prepared from a polyol, butanediol, and an isocyanate. The protective cover is adapted to be attached along at least a part of a longitudinal edge of the wind turbine blade by adhesion of an inside of the protective cover to a surface of the longitudinal edge of the wind turbine blade.

Wind turbine blade provided with surface mounted device

A wind turbine blade having a surface mounted device attached thereto via at least a first attachment part, which is connected to a part of the device. The first attachment part comprises an outer attachment part providing a first bonding connection between the device and the surface of the blade, wherein the first bonding connection is an elastic bond, and an inner attachment part providing a second bonding connection between the device and the surface of the blade, wherein the second bonding connection has a structural bond.

Wind turbine blade with noise reducing micro boundary layer energizers

A wind turbine blade assembly includes a rotor blade having exterior surfaces defining a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge and a trailing edge, each extending between a blade tip and a root. The rotor blade additionally defining a span and a chord.

Thermodynamic wind turbine

The invention discloses improved versions of a horizontal axis wind turbine and new fundamental methodologies for the design of wind turbines, which are capable of extracting both kinetic and thermal energy from the wind. The wind turbines use a large diameter forward inlet fairing to accelerate the airflow to the more effective outer radii of the turbine rotor where the airflow is constrained by an airfoil-shaped flow control ring, which also serves to prevent rotor tip losses, to inhibit wake expansion, and to accelerate the airflow through the turbine.

Data management systems and methods

This disclosure related to systems and methods that facilitate the secure collection and management of operational data relating to a power generation system that includes one or more wind turbines. Embodiments disclosed herein may also be used to provide various insights on wind farm operation and management using collected operational data.
Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Main shaft fixture

A main shaft fixture for fixing a main shaft on a wind turbine during installation and repair work on heavy parts of the wind turbine nacelle, in the case where the fixture is formed of several sections for mounting on stable structural parts in the nacelle, including the nacelle's bottom frame. The main shaft fixture has adjustable pressure mandrels with tap shoes, which cause the fixture to be usable regardless of the turbine main shaft geometry, such that it can be mounted without fixing the rotor.
Liftra Ip Aps

Cable to temporarily store & transport kinetic-energy from collector to generator

A temporary kinetic energy storage-holder and energy transfer devise, comprising of a rotating cable preferably of steel, between two fixed rotating points each a thrust bearings and a one direction rotation hub at the kinetic energy source, coupled to at one end to a kinetic energy capturing devise such as wind turbine, water wheel, animal human or any other kinetic energy generating or collector devise, and at the other end, coupled to an electricity generating devise, a generator, directly or via a geared speed modifier to control generator impute. And all this attached to a supporting structure, tower, pole, pipe column or the ground, to transform kinetic energy into electricity..

System and estimating high bandwidth tower deflection for wind turbines

The present disclosure is directed to a method for estimating tower loads, such as tower deflection, of a wind turbine. The method includes receiving an estimate of slow variations in thrust of a tower of the wind turbine.
General Electric Company

Wind turbine for the production of electric power with multiple-blade vanes and horizontal shaft supperted at the ends

wind turbine system improved by the inventor for the production of electrical power, which comprises a shaft supported at two ends on two towers made of concrete or steel or another material, the lower half of which wind turbine is closed with a frustopyramidal shape in order that the wind does not pass and generate a “hill” effect and simply applies thrust to the upper part of the system. The system comprises sails composed of vanes in the form of a blade (double-arc) that rotate about themselves in order to utilize 100% of the different wind speeds and a possible stopping of the wind turbine system.

Rotor blade for wind turbine

A blade (104) for a rotor of a wind turbine is provided. The blade (104) comprises: a truss-like three-dimensional structure having strut members (108; 110; 112) forming the truss-like structure, wherein a plurality of the strut members (108; 110; 112) in the truss-like structure have an airfoil-shaped cross-section..
Winfoor Ab

High torque wind turbine blade, turbine, generator, and associated systems and methods

A blade for a wind turbine can include an elongated sheet having a root, a tip positioned opposite the root, a leading edge spanning between the root and the tip along a length of the sheet, and a trailing edge positioned opposite the leading edge and spanning between the root and the tip along the length of the sheet. The sheet can be curved such that the root and the tip are curved and a region between the tip and the root is curved.
Primo Wind, Inc.

Amphibious vertical take off and landing unmanned device with ai data processing apparatus

An amphibious vtol unmanned aerial device, comprising, the cameras is adapted for providing a real-time first-person video and a real-time first-person view and normal footage video recording and 360-degree panoramic video recording used for virtual reality views and interactive video, the communication system to communicate with plurality of other devices plurality of rotors, the rotors are adapted for creating the thrust, the solar panel is adapted for converting the solar energy to electrical use,the rear propeller is adapted for horizontal flight and also used as wind turbine to charge the batteries. The al control device to control the various control surfaces and communication system, plurality of sensors, to detect the location of the drones, the stabilization system to stabilize the camera and the drone during the flight..

Method to determine a dry-out period of a converter of a wind turbine

A method to determine a dry-out period of a converter of a wind turbine is provided. A time dependent chronology of data is measured in the converter.

Wind turbine panel

A wind turbine panel is configured to distribute electricity to a load. The wind turbine panel includes a frame further comprising a first slot having a first slot first end and a first slot second end.

Method for responding to a grid event

A method is provided for controlling a wind power plant, in particular in case of a frequency drop in a utility grid to which the wind turbines are connected, the method including: combining demand response, inertial response and spinning reserve for given wind speeds in order for wind power plants to deliver fast aggregate under frequency response for a wide wind speed range with minimal recovery time and minimal production loss at each wind speed. In case of the frequency drop the utility grid is additional stabilized by active power, which is provided from a static var-compensator and which is fed into the grid.

Savonius wind turbines

A savonius wind turbine includes a rotor assembly that rotates about a longitudinal axis. The rotor assembly includes at least two curved turbine blades extending parallel to the longitudinal axis and at least two support discs connected to the at least two curved turbine blades.

Noise reduction to the trailing edge of fluid dynamic bodies

A fluid dynamic body having a trailing edge with a pattern formed thereon, the pattern can include a plurality of smoothly surfaced adjacent members with respective interstices therebetween, wherein at least one of the interstices completely contains a porous barrier. In some embodiments, the porous barrier can obstruct fluid flow through the respective interstice between a first surface of the fluid dynamic body on a first side of the trailing edge and a second surface of the fluid dynamic body on a second side of the trailing edge.

Transition piece for wind turbines and connecting structures

The present invention discloses a transition piece (10) for connecting a first component (20) having at least three columns (21) to a tower-shaped second component (30), wherein the transition piece (10) can be arranged between the first component (20) and the second component (30) and comprises a connection device for connecting the second component 30. The transition piece (10) is characterized in that it has at least three curved elements (11), the respective legs (13) of which are connectable at least indirectly to the first component (20).

Roof system with energy efficient features

A roof system that includes a roof covering in the form of planting areas, a water storage, a wind turbine, a water turbine, a solar panel, and a water heater. The roof system includes a plurality of ceramic chambers each including a wind turbine and a recess for housing a planter area..

Universal lighting system

A universal lighting system is a lighting system powered by solar panels and a wind turbine that may attachably mount to different load bearing members such as light poles. The present invention may have a light source, at least one solar panel, a wind turbine, at least one power storage member, a control panel, and a mounting frame.

System and auto-calibrating a load sensor system of a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for automatically calibrating a load sensor system of a wind turbine and determining health of same. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a plurality of sensor signals generated by the plurality of load sensors from the load sensor system.
General Electric Company

A power plant controller for generating a power reference to wind turbine generators

The invention relates to a power plant controller for controlling wind turbine generators. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for compensating data obtained from measurements at a connection point to the grid in case of a communication failure where communication of such data is lost or becomes unreliable.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Adjustable dual rotor wind turbine

A dual rotor axis wind turbine that converts renewable energy into electrical energy. The dual rotor wind turbine addresses the counter productivity problem found in dual rotors wind turbines, which occurs due to adverse effects to the downwind rotor due to lying in the wake of the upwind rotor.
Jordan University Of Science And Technology

Strut linkage for a steel construction, and steel construction having a strut linkage

A strut linkage for a steel construction may involve a tower of a wind turbine and/or a corner post of a lattice tower. In order that high forces can be removed via the strut linkage without causing increased stress concentrations, excessive use of material, and/or an excessive structural outlay, a plate element is provided for arranging between, preferably load-bearing, steel construction components.
Thyssenkrupp Ag

Method and arrangement for performing a wind direction measurement

Provided is a method for performing a wind direction measurement for a wind turbine, the method including: measuring plural sample pairs, each pair including a measured relative wind direction and an associated performance quantity, the measured relative wind direction representing a measurement result of measuring a difference angle between a real wind direction and an orientation of a measurement equipment, in particular a direction orthogonal to a rotor blade plane, the performance quantity indicating a performance of the wind turbine; evaluating a degree of asymmetry of the performance quantity with respect to a measured relative wind direction equal to zero; measuring a further relative wind direction; and correcting the further measured relative wind direction based on the degree of asymmetry.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Aviation beacon device for a wind turbine

An aircraft beacon device of a wind power installation, to be arranged on a gondola of the wind power installation, comprising at least three omnidirectional emission sections arranged concentrically in a ring around a common mid-axis, each omnidirectional emission section comprising a lens section arranged concentrically in a ring around the mid-axis, with a beam plane defined perpendicularly to the mid-axis, and at least one lighting ring having lighting means arranged concentrically in a ring around the mid-axis in order to emit light through the lens section, wherein each lighting ring is configured in order to emit light with a central emission direction which makes an emission angle with the beam plane, and wherein the emission direction depends on an axial position of the lighting ring with respect to the lens section, wherein at least one omnidirectional emission section comprises at least two lighting rings offset axially with respect to one another for emission with different emission angles.. .
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Method and arrangement for continuous calibration of a wind direction measurement

A method for calibrating a wind direction measurement for a wind turbine is provided. The method including: measuring plural samples of a relative wind direction representing a difference angle between a real wind direction and an orientation of a measurement equipment, in particular a direction orthogonal to a rotor blade plane, to obtain plural measured relative wind directions; deriving a measured relative wind direction change based on the measured relative wind directions; measuring plural samples of a performance parameter indicating a performance of the wind turbine; deriving a performance change based on the plural samples of the performance parameter; determining a correlation value between the measured relative wind direction change and the performance change; measuring further plural samples of the relative wind direction; and correcting the further measured relative wind directions based on the correlation value, to obtain corrected further measured relative wind directions..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method and system for transporting and storing at least two wind turbine blades

A transportation and storage system for at least two wind turbine blades and comprising a first wind turbine blade and a second wind turbine blade is described. The wind turbine blades each having a root end and a tip end, said system comprising a packaging system that is adapted to placing the first wind turbine blade so that the tip end of the first wind turbine blade points in a first direction, and placing the second wind turbine blade so that the tip end of the second wind turbine blade points in a second direction, which is substantially opposite to the first direction.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Wind turbine rotor balancing method, associated system and wind turbine

The present invention relates to a wind turbine rotor balancing method which compensates imbalances between the centres of gravity of the wind turbine blades, in both magnitude and position along said blades, so that the amount of mass needed to carry out this balancing method is minimized, while reducing the loads and vibrations associated with a position of the centre of gravity of the rotor not aligned with the axis of rotation thereof, wherein the invention further relates to the wind turbine rotor balancing system and the wind turbine balanced with the above method.. .
Acciona Windpower, S.a.

Lifting device for connecting two rotor blade segments of a wind turbine

A lifting device for connecting two rotor blade segments of a wind turbine at the location of the wind turbine is adapted to move in the longitudinal direction of the rotor blade. The lifting device includes a frame structure, means for supporting and guiding the frame structure in relation to the rotor blade, means for lowering and/or lifting the frame structure in relation to the rotor blade, and means for lifting and/or lowering a rotor blade segment..
Pp Energy Aps

Method and controller for coordinating control of wind farm during disconnection to utility grid

A method and a control system using the same for coordinating control of a plurality of wind turbines of a wind farm during a fault in a utility grid to which power is to be delivered via at least one cable of the wind farm. The method includes: opening each of the electrical connections; selecting at least one wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines according to a criteria where a sum of value for active power supply that is available from the selected at least one generator is equal or above a sum of values for active power consumption that is consumable by the energy storage system of the selected at least one wind turbine, the auxiliary equipment of the selected at least one wind turbine and the substation level auxiliary equipment; activating the selected wind turbine; for the selected wind turbine: electrically connecting the power input of its converter to the power output of its generator, electrically connecting the power output of its converter to the power input of its auxiliary equipment, the power input of its energy storage system and the corresponding cable, and electrically connecting the power input of a substation level auxiliary equipment to the cable which is electrically connected to the selected wind turbine; the activated wind turbine acting as active power supply for the substation level auxiliary equipment.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Optimal wind farm operation

The present invention relates to a method of operating a wind farm comprising an upstream and a downstream turbine, wherein the upstream turbine is operated with current operation parameters under current wind conditions, wherein the method comprises the steps of: receiving future wind conditions for a time period for the wind farm, and evaluating required operation parameters for minimising wake effect of the downstream turbine under the future wind conditions, and determining a cost coefficient for changing the operation parameters to required operation parameters under consideration of fatigue effect of the wind turbine, calculating power productions po and pc, in the predetermined time period, by the wind farm if operated with the current operation parameters under the current wind conditions and if operated with the required operation parameters under the future wind conditions, respectively, and operating the upstream turbine with the required operation parameters if the cost coefficient is lower than a cost that would be obtained by a power production increment pc-po.. .
Abb Schweiz Ag

Wind turbine rotor blade

A wind turbine rotor blade (1) with a blunt, wide and/or cut off trailing edge (15) in a hub region (111), with an air-conducting channel (23) extending radially outward for conducting suctioned air from a suction region (21) to a blow-out region (22) arranged in the blade tip region (113) inside the wind turbine rotor blade (1), wherein and boundary layer suctioning occurs on the top side (13) of the wind turbine rotor blade (1), and a boundary layer fence (28) is provided in the hub region (111) near the hub fastening means (17) in order to prevent a flow in the direction of the hub fastening means (17).. .
Best Blades Gmbh

A wind turbine blade, and a reinforcing a wind turbine blade

A wind turbine blade comprising a shell having a section with an aerodynamic profile with a trailing part comprising a trailing edge formed by a first shell part and a second shell part both extending from the trailing edge in mutual divergent directions, and where at least one elongated reinforcing member is connected inside the shell for increasing the strength of the blade, each of the at least one elongated reinforcing member having a first end and a second end and extending in a longitudinal direction between the first end being connected to the first part of the shell, and the second end being connected to the second part of the shell and thereby preventing deformation of the trailing part of the shell, and wherein the elongated reinforcing member comprises an elongated element extending in its longitudinal direction between the first and the second end of the elongated reinforcing member, and where at least one end of the elongated element is connected to an overload protection device, being adapted for ensuring that the tension and/or compression on the elongated element does not exceed a certain level.. .
Bladena Solutions Aps

Multiple airfoil wind turbine blade assembly

An improved wind turbine blade assembly for a wind turbine, and an improved wind turbine, having multiple airfoils, specifically, at least a primary airfoil and a secondary airfoil with an aerodynamic gap therebetween.. .

Reducing the load of a wind turbine rotor blade during installation

A method of reducing the load of a rotor blade of a wind turbine during installation of the wind turbine, whereby the rotor blade includes an aerodynamic device such as a vortex generator or a noise reducer is provided. The method includes the steps of attaching a cover on the rotor blade for covering at least a part of the aerodynamic device before lifting the rotor blade to the top of the tower of the wind turbine, and detaching the cover subsequently.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Profiled protective tape for rotor blades of wind turbine generators

Also provided are processes for making profiled tapes and methods for applying the tapes to rotor blades and blades containing protective tapes.. .

System for transporting and installing wind turbines on the seafloor

System for transporting and installing wind turbines on the seafloor, made up of a structure that has adjustable flotation capacity and is made up of two floating hulls and a series of columns onto which they are mounted with the capacity to move over the same, an upper peripheral frame and a lower peripheral frame, on which means are mounted for fastening and manipulating the wind turbines and piles and ferrules for anchoring said wind turbines to the seafloor.. .
Ocean Shift, S.l.

Method for producing a form-wound coil for a laminated stator core

A method for producing a form-wound coil for fitting into a laminated stator core of a synchronous generator of a gearless wind turbine, comprising the steps of cutting out at least one first flat strip conductor from a metal sheet with a first slot-strip portion, for inserting into a first slot of the laminated core, cutting out at least one second flat strip conductor from a metal sheet with a second slot-strip portion, for inserting into a second slot of the laminated core, and angling away the first and/or second cut-out strip conductor in such a way as to create an angled-away winding head portion, for connecting the first and second slot-strip portions.. .
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Tool and a moving a wind turbine drivetrain component

The invention includes a tool for moving a drivetrain component in a nacelle of a horizontal axis wind turbine, the nacelle comprising a nacelle structure, the component being connected, in operation of the wind turbine, to a rotor of the wind turbine, the tool comprising at least one carrier adapted to be connected to the component, to carry the weight of the component, and to be supported by the nacelle structure, and at least one drive unit adapted to be connected to the nacelle structure and to the carrier, so as to provide a force between the nacelle structure and the carrier, so as to drive the carrier with the component in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the rotor.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Vertical axle or axis helically swept blade wind turbine

The vertical axle or axis helically swept blade wind turbine, is by definition a vertical wind turbine using a blade or blades shaped as a spiral, with one side of the blade flat, the other side serving as an airfoil to create desired overall torque, all around its full turn, or integer number of full turns, using this the same cross section all along its stretch. Among its intrinsic advantages are; simplicity, greater electric power output related to swept area facing the wind, earlier “kick in” for lower wind speeds, wind direction independent, ease of maintenance, due to ground level access to most of its components and self-controlling by definition.

Wind turbine rotor blade assembly with root extension panel and assembly

A wind turbine rotor blade assembly and associated method include a rotor blade having a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge extending in a generally span-wise direction between a tip and a root. An edge extension panel is attached along either of the leading edge or trailing edge (or along both edges) in a generally span-wise direction from adjacent the root towards the tip.
General Electric Company

A manufacturing a mould for a wind turbine blade shell

A system and method for the manufacture of wind turbine blade moulds and wind turbine blade mould plugs is described. The method comprises dividing a blade mould geometry (70) or plug geometry into separate geometrical slices or segments.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Method for the individual pitch control of rotor blades of a wind turbine, acceleration sensor for a rotor blade, rotor blade comprising an acceleration sensor, rotor blade of a wind turbine and wind turbine

The invention relates to a method for the individual pitch control of the rotor blades of a wind turbine. The method comprises: measuring an acceleration by means of an acceleration sensor in a rotor blade of the wind turbine; high-pass filtering of a signal of the acceleration sensor in order to determine a time-variant variable; and setting the pitch of the first rotor blade of the wind turbine using the time-variant variable, said pitch setting being part of an individual pitch control..
Fos4x Gmbh

Wind pitch adjustment system

Systems and methods for controlling a wind pitch adjustment system associated with a wind turbine system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the wind pitch adjustment system can include a power supply configured to convert an alternating current input signal into a direct current voltage, a controller configured to receive a signal from the power supply, and to provide one or more control commands to a pitch adjustment motor, and a surge stopping device comprising a switching element coupled between the power supply and the controller.
General Electric Company

Method, device, and system for controlling wind alignment correction of wind turbine generator system

A method for controlling wind alignment correction of a wind turbine comprises: acquiring environmental wind speed values, wind alignment angle measured values, and generated power values of the wind turbine in real time; dividing each acquired environmental wind speed value into multiple wind speed sections according to the magnitude of the environmental wind speed value, and extracting wind alignment angle measured values and generated power values in at least one wind speed section; determining a maximum value of extracted generated power values in each wind speed section; calculating a wind alignment correction deviation of the wind turbine according to a wind alignment angle measured value corresponding to the maximum value; and performing correction processing on a subsequently acquired wind alignment angle measured value by using the wind alignment correction deviation.. .
Beijing Goldwind Science & Creation Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd.

Wind power generation system

Disclosed herein is a wind power generation system using a dynamic lift generation disk structure unlike a horizontal-axis wind turbine(hawt) or vertical-axis wind turbine(vawt) which uses blades. The wind power generation system includes a column and an oscillating unit.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University

Rotor blade for wind turbines

The invention relates to a segmented rotor blade for wind turbines, the segmented rotor blade having spar elements which can be telescoped into one another. According to the invention, in order to screw the telescoped spar elements together, one of the bushes is designed as a slide bush to achieve a better connection of the segmented rotor blades..
Nordex Energy Gmbh

Bolted joint for rotor blade segments

A rotor blade of a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade includes a first rotor blade segment and a second rotor blade segment is provided. The first rotor blade segment is connected with the second rotor blade segment by at least one bolted joint.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Trailing edge air duct of a wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade of a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade) includes a suction side, a pressure side, a trailing edge section with a trailing edge, and a leading edge section with a leading edge is provided. The rotor blade furthermore includes an air duct at the trailing edge section which provides a flow path from the pressure side to the suction side.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Random pulse width modulation for power converters

A power generation system, wind turbine, and method of pulse width modulation (pwm) for power converters are disclosed. The method generally includes generating a substantially random distribution of timing values, applying a filter to the random distribution to produce a modified random distribution, and delivering pwm ing signals based on the modified random distribution to the power converters..
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Synchronous generator of a gearless wind turbine

A synchronous generator, in particular a multiple-pole synchronous ring generator of a gearless wind turbine, for generating electric current, comprising a rotor and a stator is provided. The stator has a large number of slots for receiving a stator winding in the form of conductor bundles, wherein the slots each have a slot base, whose surface is profiled in such a way that, during filling, a first layer on the slot base side of conductor bundles assumes an orientation which is preset by the profile.
Wobben Properties Gmbh

System for storing electrical power

A wind turbine, which includes a base, a tower, the tower having a cavity therein, which houses a rechargeable battery, and one or more blades, which produce a source of electricity, which is stored in the rechargeable battery housed in the tower of the wind turbine.. .

Moment bearing test device for testing a moment bearing of a wind turbine and a method thereof

The invention relates to moment bearing test device and a method of testing a wind turbine moment bearing. The test device comprises a drive unit for rotating a first ring relative to a second ring of the moment bearing.
Envision Energy (denmark) Aps

Sliding bearing arrangement for a wind turbine

A sliding bearing arrangement for a wind turbine and a method to service the bearing is provided. A sliding bearing arrangement of a wind turbine includes a first shaft and a second shaft, whereby a first radial sliding bearing is arranged between the shafts.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Anti-icing and deicing for high-power wind turbine blades

The current invention relates with a modular gas-heat anti-icing method as well as a device for high-power wind turbine blades, wherein a modular heating system is provided on the blade root, a ventilation duct is provided inside the blade, a wind deflector is provided at the end of the ventilation duct, which divides the front edge of the blade into two parts, so that the hot air in the ventilation duct is only to be conducted to the blade tip and then circulates into the blade root via the rear edge of the blade, enabling the hot air to circulate inside the blade and form a “blade root to blade tip to blade root” closed loop, so that the purpose of heating the front edge of the blade is achieved, and it is ensured that the whole blade does not ice by preventing the front edge of the blade from icing. Using the anti-icing system and method of the present invention, the blades have anti-icing and icing-removal function, which can improve the electricity generation efficiency of the wind wheel in winter.
Zhuzhou Times New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

Abnormality diagnosing rolling bearing, wind turbine, and abnormality diagnosing rolling bearing

A displacement sensor detects a displacement of a main shaft, thereby detecting a relative displacement between an inner race and an outer race of a bearing. A data processor carries out an abnormality diagnosis for the bearing based on a detected value of the displacement sensor.
Ntn Corporation

A determining deflection of a wind turbine blade

A method for the calculation of a wind turbine blade deflection is described. The method utilises a known blade modal profile in the calculation of the blade deflection, such that the a priori knowledge of the blade excitation modes can be used with a simple distance measurement to determine the blade deflection shape.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Wind turbine device

A wind turbine device includes a rotatable seat, and a blade assembly including a rotary shaft having a fulcrum portion rotatably connected to the rotatable seat, and two mounting portions extending oppositely and respectively from two opposite ends of the fulcrum portion. At least two blade units are respectively connected to the mounting portions.

Fluid turbine blade device

A wind turbine blade device includes a rotating unit including a blade module concentrically connected to a rotating shaft thereof and having a plurality of radially curved channels each having inlet and outlet ends. The inlet and outlet ends of the radially curved channels are configured to respectively permit flow of the flow body into and out thereof.

A de-icing system for a wind turbine blade

A wind turbine blade is described having a de-icing system which is arranged to heat at least a portion of the leading edge of the wind turbine blade, to prevent the formation of ice on the blade, or to remove any existing surface ice. The de-icing system comprises insulated flow channels which are arranged to circulate a heated fluid from a heating element to the tip end of the blade, and to de-ice the blade leading edge starting from the tip end towards the root end of the blade.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s

Modular transporting tower assembly of wind turbine

A system and method are used for transporting a plurality of tower sections of a wind turbine on beds of transport devices, such as flat railcars. Supports affix at support locations on beds to accommodate at least one of the tower sections on each of the transport devices.
Utc Overseas, Inc.

Wind turbine blade with customised chord length

The present invention relates to a wind turbine blade mould comprising a first mould part and a second mould part, where said first mould surface is configured for moulding a pressure side shell of a wind turbine blade, where said second mould surface is configured for moulding a suction side shell of a wind turbine blade, and where the wind turbine blade mould and thus also a wind turbine blade moulded in said mould comprise a first end, a second end, a pressure side shell, a suction side shell, and further comprise a leading edge area and a trailing edge area. The present invention also relates to a wind turbine blade and a manufacturing method for producing a wind turbine blade using a wind turbine mould as mentioned above..
Envision Energy (denmark) Aps

System and ground based inspection of wind turbine blades

A ground based wind turbine blade inspection system and method consists of a thermal imaging camera configured to detect propagating defects by acquiring thermal imaging data from a wind turbine blade when it is substantially at thermal equilibrium with respect to surrounding air and analyzing the thermal imaging data with a processor to identify thermal effects associated with latent defects caused by internal friction due to cyclic gravitational stresses and wind loads during normal turbine operation. The system permits latent defects to be identified using a ground-based in situ inspection before they become visually apparent, which allows repairs to be made economically while the blade is in place..
Digital Wind Systems, Inc.

Method of testing wind-turbine receptor

A method of testing a receptor of a wind turbine includes a step of moving an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) close to the receptor of a wind turbine blade mounted to a hub of the wind turbine, and performing an electric continuity test on the receptor.. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Acoustic damping system for a wind turbine tower

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for reducing audible tonality of a wind turbine caused by vibrations generated by the drivetrain assembly thereof. The system includes a plurality of damping elements mounted at a plurality of locations on an inner surface of a tower of the wind turbine, the plurality of locations having vibration levels above a predetermined threshold.
General Electric Company

Hinged tower segments and transport method

This application relates to hinged tower segments and transport methods, and particularly to methods and apparatus for transporting and storing hinged segments of steel wind turbine towers. The wind turbine tower comprises a plurality of cylindrical vertical tower sections, which in the finished tower are mounted on top of one another.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Control of a wind turbine based on operational trajectory validation

The present invention relates tocontrol of wind turbines based on predicted operational trajectories. A control system for a wind turbineis described wherea main controller calculating one or more predicted operational trajectories and a safety controller validates at least one of the one or more predicted operational trajectories.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Control of wind turbines

The present invention relates to a method and control system comprising at least one cable temperature sensor for measuring cable temperature values for at least one power collection cable (50, 55) connected to a wind turbine (20) and a controller (110) arranged to generate and output an overrating control signal to the wind turbine (20). The output overrating control signal sets an amount by which the power output of the wind turbine (20) is to be overrated.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine for use in high winds

A wind energy generation turbine is built to take advantage of high winds in mountain passes and other areas of extreme wind velocity. A windmill section is raised high by support structures.

Wind turbine, yaw control device, and operation control method

A wind turbine includes: a wind turbine rotor; a nacelle supporting the wind turbine rotor rotatably; a yaw rotation part configured to rotate the nacelle; and a yaw control part configured to operate the yaw rotation part in a yaw rewind mode of rotating the nacelle in such a direction that a yaw angle changes toward zero, if an absolute value of the yaw angle exceeds a threshold which is variable in accordance with a wind-velocity parameter representing a magnitude of a wind velocity. The threshold increases with an increase in the wind-velocity parameter..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Vertical axis wind turbine

A vertical axis wind turbine rotor with a base having a rotational centre, a top surface, a top surface edge, and a plurality of top plates disposed radially around the rotational centre. The rotational centre defines an axis of rotation substantially orthogonal to the top surface.

Novel applications of the new wind power formula, novel movements of sails, and novel sail turbines, plus novel propulsion systems

Wind sail turbines end the fossil fuel age and supply abundant, clean, and very inexpensive electricity (power). The new wind sail turbines produce roughly 10-fold to 50-fold more power than existing wind turbines in the same wind path.

Mounting method and template for vortex generator

A method of mounting a vortex generator to a wind turbine blade includes: a step of specifying positions of at least two reference points at different coordinates in a blade spanwise direction of the wind turbine blade on the wind turbine blade; and a step of adjusting a mounting direction of the vortex generator and mounting the vortex generator to the wind turbine blade, with reference to a line connecting the reference points. The step of specifying the positions of the reference points comprises specifying the position of each of the reference points on the basis of: a length along a surface of the wind turbine blade in a chordwise direction from a trailing edge of the wind turbine blade or from a blade spanwise directional line extending along the blade spanwise direction on the surface of the wind turbine blade; and a distance in the blade spanwise direction from a blade root or from a blade tip of the wind turbine blade..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Vortex generator for wind turbine blade, wind turbine blade, wind turbine power generating apparatus, and mounting vortex generator

A vortex generator for a wind turbine blade includes: a platform portion to be fixed to a surface of the wind turbine blade; and at least one fin erected on the platform portion. The platform portion includes marks disposed on a pair of opposite positions in an outer edge region of the platform portion and indicating orientation of the vortex generator..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Optimized multiple airfoil wind turbine blade assembly

A method for optimizing multiple airfoil wind turbine blades, having, specifically, at least a primary airfoil and a secondary airfoil with an aerodynamic gap therebetween. An optimized multiple airfoil wind turbine blade assembly, and a modular method for manufacturing and assembling the same..

A diffuser, user of a diffuser and a wind turbine comprising a diffuser

Use of diffuser (1) and a wind turbine (2) comprising a diffuser (1) is also disclosed.. .

Internal ladder assembly for a wind turbine rotor hub

A rotor hub for a wind turbine may generally include a hub body defining both a plurality of blade flanges and a plurality of access ports spaced apart from the blade flanges. In addition, the rotor hub may include a ladder assembly extending within an interior of the hub body.
General Electric Company

Concrete towers manufacturing wind turbines and concrete tower for wind turbine

The present invention relates to a manufacturing process in situ of concrete towers for wind turbines which enables executing a design of concrete tower manufactured in situ by means of climbing formwork, which reduces the execution time of the concrete tower, where the invention also relates to the associated concrete tower for wind turbine.. .
Acciona Windpower, S.a.

Composition

The invention relates to a substrate coated with a coating composition, wherein the coating composition has a volume solids content of greater than 30%, said composition comprising (i) at least one polycarbonate polyol; (ii) at least one hydroxyl containing polymer selected from the group consisting of an acrylic polyol, a polyester polyol and a mixture thereof; and (iii) at least one polyisocyanate curing agent; wherein the weight ratio of (i):(ii) is 9:1 to 1:9 and wherein, if present, said polyester polyol is different to said polycarbonate polyol; and wherein the substrate is selected from the group consisting of aircraft wings, wind turbine blades, rotor blades, propellers, randomes, antenaae, fan blade nose cones and high speed vehicles.. .
Jotun A/s

A control system for a wind turbine generator

The invention relates to a control system for a wind turbine generator, wtg. The control system defines reactive limits for a reactive power reference for the wtg.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Reactive power support from wind turbine facilities

The present invention relates to a method for operating a wind power facility in order to provide reactive power support to a power grid, the method comprising the step of increasing an amount of reactive power injected into the power grid, decreasing an amount of active power injected into the power grid by a certain amount, and dissipating and/or storing essentially said certain amount of active power in power dissipation and/or power storage means. The wind power facility may comprise a wind turbine or a wind power plant..
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Fatigue testing of a wind turbine blade

The application relates to an apparatus (100) for fatigue testing a wind turbine blade, and to a system and method using such an apparatus (100). The apparatus (100) comprises a base (110) for supporting a first end (12) of the wind turbine blade (10), and an edgewise actuator assembly (120).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Repairing a gear part in a wind turbine

A method for repairing a gear part (1) in a wind turbine, in particular repairing damaged teeth of a toothed rim (2). A repair cavity (10) is formed by removing material, including one or more damaged teeth, from the gear part (1) by drilling one or more holes through the gear part (1) along a direction which is substantially parallel to an axis of circular symmetry of the gear part (1).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine generator assemblies

An offshore wind turbine generator comprises a tower 1 and a platform 2. The tower 1 is provided with a side door 4 accessed from the platform 2 using a stairway 5 leading to an upper platform 6.
Mhi Vestas Offshore Wind A/s

Verification of wind turbine nacelle yaw position sensor

The invention relates to techniques for verifying a nacelle yaw position sensor installed on a wind turbine and for taking restorative action to control the nacelle yaw position. The invention relates to a method performing the comprising determining a first absolute wind direction signal associated with the first wind turbine; determining a second absolute wind signal direction signal associated with the plurality of other wind turbines; comparing the two wind direction signals; and issuing a nacelle yaw position sensor fault signal if the first signal is beyond a predetermined error range of the second signal.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Multi-turbine wind power platform for offshore applications

A floating multi-turbine wind power platform for offshore power production, wherein the platform has a substantially elongated shape with an extension direction and being attached to at least two mooring points for securing the platform at its operation site in an original position in relation to the mooring points. The platform includes a device for rotation of the platform (mr1) around an essentially vertical first axis (z1) and further includes at least two wind turbines arranged substantially in a straight line corresponding to the extension direction of the platform and the at least two wind turbines each includes a structural support component and a rotor component.
Hexicon Ab

Turbine over-rating using turbulence prediction

An apparatus and method is disclosed for over-rating a wind turbine using turbulence prediction. Weather forecast information is used to determine whether there is a risk of turbulent conditions occurring at the site of the wind turbine.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Improvements relating to the determination of rotor imbalances in a wind turbine

A method and system for improving the balance of a rotor in a wind turbine, including; determining blade load data associated with a selected rotor blade pair; determining, based on the blade load data, pitch imbalance data associated with the selected rotor blade pair, wherein the pitch imbalance data associated with a rotor blade pair is based on measurements of at least blade loading, rotor speed and wind speed; and, determining and applying pitch control inputs to one or both of the selected rotor blade pair in order to reduce the severity of the rotor imbalance.. .
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Improvements relating to wind turbine blade manufacture

Method of bonding a shear web (50) to a wind turbine blade shell (75) and the obtained blade, wherein the shear web (50) comprises a web and a mounting flange (56) oriented transverse to the web (50). The method involves: providing a seal (66, 68) on the mounting flange (56) of the shear web (50) such that when the mounting flange (56) is positioned against the blade shell (75), a cavity (76) is defined by the seal between the mounting flange (56) and the blade shell (75).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind turbine blade having a trailing edge flap

A wind turbine blade includes a trailing edge flap having a flap part protruding from the trailing edge on the pressure side of the blade. The flap part has a first section and a second section each having an upstream surface arranged to face an oncoming airflow in use.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Hinged tower segments and transport method

A method for moving a wind turbine component (42) relative to a wind turbine (16) having a tower (18) with a door (26) for closing off an opening (90) through the tower (18) includes removably positioning a transport system (40) relative to the wind turbine (16), the transport system (40) having a track (44) and a powered drive device (118), such that a first end (78) of the track (44) is positioned outside the tower (18), a second end (80) of the track (44) is positioned inside the tower (18), and the track (44) extends through the opening (90) in the tower (18). The transport system (40) is configured to facilitate movement of the wind turbine component (42) between an inside of the tower (18) and an outside of the tower (18) through the opening (90).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Reinforced wind tower

Reinforced wind turbine tower (1) formed by a hollow body (2), which comprises in its interior at least one reinforcement structure (3) formed by a series of longitudinal reinforcements (4), where each of said reinforcements (4) has its two opposite ends attached by attachment means to the hollow body inner surface (2) of the tower at points placed on different vertical lines, and where each reinforcement (4) has at least one of its ends attached by attachment means to the end of the other consecutive reinforcement (4) with the same.. .
Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S. L.

Floatable support structure for an offshore wind turbine or other device

An apparatus for supporting an additional structure near a surface of a body of water, and a system which includes the apparatus and further includes the structure attached to the apparatus. The apparatus and the system are each configured to assume a rest position and orientation when the apparatus or system is floating at the surface and when the body of water is substantially still, where the rest orientation defines a vertical direction extending from the surface to a keel at a lowermost position of the apparatus.

A process for producing a composite article

Process for producing a composite material comprising depositing a prepreg containing a radiation initiated curing agent onto a mould using automated apparatus and applying heat and second source radiation to at least partially cure the prepreg at least simultaneously with the deposition of the prepreg. Also epoxy resin formulations of a mixture of a liquid epoxy resin and a solid or semi-solid epoxy resin containing a photoinitiator are used as the matrix in prepregs which are cured or partially cured by radiation to avoid the need for thermal cure in an oven.
Hexcel Composites Limited

Apparatus and removing equipment parts from a platform of a wind turbine generator, and filling a fuel tank on said platform

A power pack is located within a housing on the platform of a wind turbine generator tower. The power pack is supplied from a fuel tank.
Mhi Vestas Offshore Wind A/s



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