Wind energy technology developments

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This chapter describes the present mainstream development of the wind turbine technology at present. The turbine technology development trend is characterized by up-scaling to turbines with larger capacity for both onshore and offshore applications, larger rotors and new drivetrain solution, including the direct-drive solution without gearbox. The technology solutions are strongly influenced by the development of the international industry with a global market for components and a trend towards a “shared” development effort in collaboration between the OEM’s and component sub-suppliers. Wind turbine blades and towers are very large series-produced components, which costs and quality are strongly dependent on the manufacturing methods. The industrial wind energy sector is well developed in Denmark, and the competitive advantage of the Danish sector and the potential for job creation will be discussed. Finally, the ongoing development of standards and certification of technology and wind turbine plants will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDTU International Energy Report 2014 : Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix
EditorsHans Hvidtfeldt Larsen, Leif Sønderberg Petersen
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Publication date2014
Pages32-42
ISBN (Print)978-87-550-3969-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Madsen, P. H., Hansen, M. H., & Pedersen, N. L. (2014). Wind energy technology developments. In H. Hvidtfeldt Larsen, & L. Sønderberg Petersen (Eds.), DTU International Energy Report 2014: Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix (pp. 32-42). Technical University of Denmark.
Madsen, Peter Hauge ; Hansen, Morten Hartvig ; Pedersen, Niels Leergaard. / Wind energy technology developments. DTU International Energy Report 2014: Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix. editor / Hans Hvidtfeldt Larsen ; Leif Sønderberg Petersen. Technical University of Denmark, 2014. pp. 32-42
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Madsen, PH, Hansen, MH & Pedersen, NL 2014, Wind energy technology developments. in H Hvidtfeldt Larsen & L Sønderberg Petersen (eds), DTU International Energy Report 2014: Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix. Technical University of Denmark, pp. 32-42.

Wind energy technology developments. / Madsen, Peter Hauge; Hansen, Morten Hartvig; Pedersen, Niels Leergaard.

DTU International Energy Report 2014: Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix. ed. / Hans Hvidtfeldt Larsen; Leif Sønderberg Petersen. Technical University of Denmark, 2014. p. 32-42.

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