Experimental characterization of individual pitch controlled vertical axis wind turbine

Bruce LeBlanc, Roberto de la Garza Cuevas, Carlos Ferreira

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Research into the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) has been progressing over the last few years due to
the large shift in design constraints for large floating offshore wind turbines by leveraging tools and experience
from research beginning in the 1970s and lasting until the HAWT established market dominance in the 1990s. The beginning studies looking into the feasibility of large VAWT turbines on offshore floating platforms have been largely positive and suggest a large cost savings when comparing to equivalent HAWT turbines. These savings assume certain platform cost reductions as well as ease of operations and maintenance due to the possibility of systems being removed, like the active yaw system, and ease of access to significant components such as the gearbox and generator. In order to realize these cost gains, and perhaps identify more, it is necessary to improve the aerodynamic control of the rotor.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventWind Energy Science Conference 2017 - Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby Campus, Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017
Conference number: 1


ConferenceWind Energy Science Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleWESC 2017
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