Fair weather induced charges and currents on tall wind turbines and experiments with kites

  title={Fair weather induced charges and currents on tall wind turbines and experiments with kites},
  author={Jesus Alberto Lopez and Joan Montanya and Oscar van der Velde and Ferran Fabr{\'o} and David Romero Romero},
  journal={2016 33rd International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP)},
Earth's atmospheric potential rapidly increases up to few tens of kilovolts below 200 m altitude. This potential drop will induce charge to tall objects at ground by virtue of electrostatic induction. In this work we investigate the induced electric charges in fair weather to a 1.5 MW and 5 MW wind turbines. The effect of rotation is included and the current calculated result in currents of few micro-amps. The production of point discharge and corona is investigated and some experiments are… CONTINUE READING

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