Reliability of Wind Turbines

@inproceedings{Hahn2007ReliabilityOW,
  title={Reliability of Wind Turbines},
  author={Berthold Hahn and Michael Durstewitz and Kurt Rohrig},
  year={2007}
}
With the rapid expansion of wind energy use in Germany over the past fifteen years, extensive developments in wind turbine technology have taken place. The new technology has achieved such a level of quality, that wind turbines obtain a technical availability of 98 percent. This means that an average wind turbine (WT) will be inactive for around one week per year for repairs and maintenance. Considering that the WTs operate over years without operating personnel, this average downtime seems… CONTINUE READING

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