The Low-Wind turbine concept for optimal system integration

Project Details


The overall objective of the project is to explore the potentials of a completely new wind turbine concept – the Low-Wind turbine designed for optimal integration in a power system with considerable amount of renewables. Compared with a conventional wind turbine design the LowWind turbine will produce more than the double amount of energy at low wind when the electricity
prices typically are high. On the other hand it´s designed to shut down at 12-14m/s when the conventional turbines are operating at rated power and such balancing the power consumption. The new turbine is therefor expected to become increasingly competitive in a transition towards a 100% sustainable energy system which is the target in several countries in Europe and worldwide. In the first year of the two-year project several turbine concepts will be briefly explored. One main characteristic will be a low specific rotor power of about 100 W/m^2. Further, the influences of the low stop wind speed of 12-14 m/s will be utilized to develop a low cost, light and flexible design.
A more detailed design of the most promising concept will be carried out in the second year, enabling an accurate estimation of the competiveness of the Low-Wind turbine.
Short titleLowWind
Effective start/end date01/08/201931/12/2021