A Review of Current Issues in Lightning Protection of New-Generation Wind-Turbine Blades

@article{Rachidi2008ARO,
  title={A Review of Current Issues in Lightning Protection of New-Generation Wind-Turbine Blades},
  author={Farhad Rachidi and Marcos Rubinstein and Joan Montanya and Jos{\'e}-Luis Bermudez and Rub{\'e}n Rodr{\'i}guez Sola and Gl{\`o}ria Sola and Nikolai V. Korovkin},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={2489-2496}
}
The salient issues related to lightning protection of long wind-turbine blades are discussed in this paper. We show that the lightning protection of modern wind turbines presents a number of new challenges due to the geometrical, electrical, and mechanical particularities of the turbines. The risk assessment for the lightning-protection-system design is solely based today on downward flashes. We show in this paper that the majority of the strikes to modern turbines are expected to be upward… CONTINUE READING
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