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A vertical axis wind turbine (WT) with straight blades, rated at 100 kW, has been installed by VAWT Ltd. since October 1987 on the island of Scilly. After some modifications in the geometry of the rotor, the WT was operational within one year. The supervisory control of the WT is performed by a microprocessor-based system and many measurements have been carried out on the mechanical behaviour of the WT. The machine has been well received by the inhabitants of the island, which is a holiday centre. In this report the implementation of the wind turbine is detailed and the achievements of the project are outlined.

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Authors: VAWT LTD, VAWT Ltd., Hemel Hempstead (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14458 EN (1993) 93 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5830-9
Record Number: 199310764 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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