Reports

Upwind

Design limits and solutions for very large wind turbines

Upwind

Published: March 2011

Pages: 108

Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm)

Summary

20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project. UpWind explored the design limits of upscaling wind turbines to 20 Megawatt (MW) and found that they would have rotor diameters of around 200 metres, compared to some 120 metres on today's 5 MW turbines.

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