Advanced Wind Turbine Design

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P. M. Jamieson, A. Jaffrey

Garrad Hassan and Partners, Ltd., Ainslie, Main Street, Gartmore, Stirling FIC8 3RW Glasgow, Scotland

J. Sol. Energy Eng 119(4), 315-320 (Nov 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2888039 History: Received May 01, 1995; Revised February 01, 1996; Online February 14, 2008


Garrad Hassan have a project in progress funded by the U.K. Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) to assess the prospects and Cost benefits of advanced wind turbine design. In the course of this work, a new concept, the coned rotor design, has been developed. This enables a wind turbine system to operate in effect with variable rotor diameter augmenting energy capture in light winds and shedding loads in storm conditions. Comparisons with conventional design suggest that a major benefit in reduced cost of wind-generated electricity may be possible.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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