19 Apr '11, 5pm

Europe’s UpWind Project Cuts Loose with Gigantic 20 MW Wind Turbine

Europe’s UpWind Project Cuts Loose with Gigantic 20 MW Wind Turbine

includes about 40 private an public sector partners, and the resulting solution (piloted by the Technical University of Denmark ) is a “smart” turbine blade with an edge that acts like the flaps on airplane wings. It moves up and down to adjust to turbulence, reducing fatigue and preventing extreme loads from interfering with the efficiency of the turbine. Instead of using anemometers to measure wind speed at individual points, DTU adapted a laser-based technology used in research, that can measure wind speed over distance. The next step is to adapt the laser measuring system, called LIDAR, to fit in the hub of the turbine.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/19/europes-upwind-projec...

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