Wind Turbine Design Optimization for Hydrogen Production

Jared Thomas, Cameron Irmas, Genevieve Starke, Elenya Grant, Nicholas Riccobono, Zach Tully, Pietro Bortolotti, Garrett Barter, Chris Bay

Research output: NRELPresentation

Abstract

To help meet the need for inexpensive green fuels, we are working on wind turbine design optimization specifically for hydrogen production. We have thus far achieved a 1.53% decrease in LCOH as compared to a turbine optimized for LCOE using the same code, design variables, and models . We accomplished this by optimizing some components of the wind turbine tower, rotor, and drivetrain design with hydrogen production and costs in the design loop.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA)/WindTech 2023 Conference, 30 October - 1 November 2023, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5000-87788

Keywords

  • design
  • hydrogen
  • optimization
  • wind turbine

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