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Development of a 1 MW wind turbine

The current trend in the wind energy industry is towards larger turbines to increase the efficiency and reduce the costs of wind energy generation. The 1 MW Nordic Wind Power turbine developed during this project is an impor-tant step forwards in this process.

This project was conducted under the framework of the European Union supported WEGA II action, which was established to promote the development of commercially viable large sized wind energy generators. The aim of the project was to design, develop and install a Nordic Wind Power 1 MW turbine based on the same, uncomplicated, "soft" design criteria as the company's successful 400 kW machine. One particular focus of the design was the rotor blades. The turbine was intended to consist of a "soft" two bladed stall regulated rotor, connected to a teeter hub with elastometric bearings, specifically designed for the larger wind energy generator. This concept has the potential to produce a lighter and less complicated machine than conventional ones.

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Rolles Moellevej 1
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