IEA wind RD&D Task 19: Wind energy in cold climates outlook and the need for tailored turbines

Tomas Wallenius, Michael Durstewitz, Baring Gould Ian, Timo Laakso, René Cattin, Antoine Lacroix, Göran Ronsten, Lars Tallhaug, Esa Peltola, Andreas Krenn, Mira Hulkkonen

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    Abstract

    Global wind energy capacity has exceeded 239 GW in 2011. With the expansion of the wind market, the markets for wind energy in cold climates are growing rapidly. IEA Task 19 definition cold climate (CC) refers to regions where icing events or periods with temperatures below the operational limits of standard wind turbines occur, which may impact project implementation, economics and safety. The environmental conditions on CC sites are challenging; rime ice, snow, and super cooled rain are typical and frequent weather phenomena that can significantly effect turbine operation and lifetime, although – at temperatures very close to the freezing point – operational limits of standard turbines are by far not exceeded.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012
    PublisherEuropean wind energy association
    Number of pages5
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)978-162748291-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period16/04/1219/04/12

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