National Renewable Energy Laboratory Program on Lightning Risk and Wind Turbine Generator Protection

Eduard Muljadi

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Abstract

This paper will describe the NREL program for addressing lightning protection for wind turbines. A test program will begin this summer at the Central and South West Services Inc. (CSW) wind farm near Fort Davis, Texas, to assess lightning risk, the frequency of lightning strikes on wind turbines compared to risk assessment predictions, and the effectiveness of some protection techniques. A Webpage will be assembled to provide resources for designers and operators and feedback for issues as they arise. Also, a database of lightning events (and corresponding damage) will be collected to assist in maturing the understanding of wind turbine lightning protection.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1997
EventWindpower '97 - Austin, Texas
Duration: 15 Jun 199718 Jun 1997

Conference

ConferenceWindpower '97
CityAustin, Texas
Period15/06/9718/06/97

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-440-23159

Keywords

  • lightning
  • turbines
  • wind
  • wind turbine generators

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