Rafael B. Rodrigues

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This paper is concerned with the protection of wind energy systems against the direct effects of lightning. As wind power generation undergoes rapid growth, lightning damages involving wind turbines have come to be regarded as a serious problem. Nevertheless, very few studies exist yet in Portugal regarding lightning protection of wind energy systems using(More)
This paper is concerned with lightning surge propagation on wind turbines. As wind power generation undergoes rapid growth, lightning incidents involving wind turbines have come to be regarded as a serious problem. Nevertheless, no known studies exist yet in Portugal regarding lightning protection of wind turbines. In this paper we present an overview of(More)
This paper is concerned with direct lightning surge analysis in wind turbines. Portugal has one of the most ambitious goals in terms of wind power, and in 2006 was the second country in Europe with the highest wind power growth. Nevertheless, there are still very few studies in Portugal regarding lightning protection of wind turbines using the(More)
This paper is concerned with direct or indirect lightning strokes on wind turbines, studying overvoltages and electromagnetic transients. As wind power generation undergoes rapid growth, lightning damages involving wind turbines have come to be regarded with more attention. With the aim of providing further insights into the lightning protection of wind(More)
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