The project aims to design and demonstrate three innovative tips. All three blade tips can be applied while also applying flexible blade lengths.The energy output of offshore wind turbines is less constrained by for instance noise limitations, therefore the blade tip can be designed in a more effective manner. In addition, taking into account that offshore wind turbines operate in waked conditions most of the time, it will lead to additional power output.
The blade tips developed in this project will increase the AEP of the offshore wind farm by 2% and when combined with flexible blade length the AEP will be increased up to 6%. Since the cost of the blade tips are relatively small compared to the improved power output, the InnoTip project results therefore in a CoE-reduction of 2% to 6% and makes the use of wind energy more attractive.
Program: TKI Wind Op Zee (TKI-WoZ)
Responsible company: LM Wind Power R&D (Holland) B.V; NL
Partners: LMWP (NL), ECN (NL)
Period: 2015/1 - 2017/6 (2,5 years)
Contact at LM Wind Power:
Jordy Hertel Nilsson van Kalken
Tel +45 7984 0626
Mob +45 5339 6726
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