cp.max, WINDnovation, TU Dresden and The Dresden Institute for Polymer Research joined forces to develop a new windblade feature to reduce system loads.
Since wind turbines keep growing and the blade length even increases overproportionate and at the same time the pressure for low cost rises, technology is needed to reduce the loads for the wind turbine and it’s components.
That in mind the four parties developed an idea for a new windblade feature which minimizes the fatigue and gust loads. With a active flap at the tip of the blade – similar to flaps on an airplane wing – the blade can adjust itself to gusts reducing the loads on the blade and other components causing it to be more sustainable or to open up room for further extension of the length of future blades
Just recently the team has been awarded a research funding within the ZIM-Program and can now start the development project.
We will keep you updated with the latest research results.