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Lowis-development of a new wind turbine with vertical uplift hood for areas with low wind speed

Objective

As described in the White Paper of the European Commission, application of wind energy becomes an important rule of renewable energy sources (RES) to reduce harmful gaseous emissions such as CO2, NOx and Six. Today conventional wind turbines are free turbines with a nominal capacity of 1000 to 1500 kW. Such plants require wind forces greater than 5 (>10m/s wind velocity) in operation. However, it can be seen from the European Wind Atlas that in most European regions wind speeds of under 5m/s prevail. Against this background the propose has developed the LOWIS concept to optimise the use of wind power even at variations in wind supply and at relatively low wind speeds. Behaving this new type of wind turbine available, a nearly tripling of the annual energy yield with the same initial parameters is expected. This represents a considerable potential for reducing the cost of electricity produced from wind power which increases its appeal and acceptance and this without state support and tax benefits. Currently there is no system available like the one proposed here. There have been some efforts in the past by different international organisations and companies but the systems developed are lacking of economic efficiency in terms of investment cost and co

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J.H.K. ANLAGENBAU UND SERVICE GMBH
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Labradorstrasse 5
27572 BREMERHAVEN
Germany

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