ABB_id2059
in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

A product that prevents icing on wind turbines and a solution designed to combat changes in frequency on the power grid were the winning entries of Gamesa's fourth annual technology competition.

The Bladeshield anti-icing system, which was conceived by three of Gamesa's engineers, consists of an anti-freeze paint that not only prevents the formation of ice but also boosts the coating's resistance to erosion. This new system can be applied across all of Gamesa onshore and offshore platforms and the blades of other original equipment manufacturers.

The other innovation, notes Gamesa, combats changes in frequency while on the grid. According to the company, when the turbine control system detects a change of frequency in the power grid, the wind turbines immediately inject the energy stored in the powertrain. Previously, Gamesa notes, such corrective action occurred as long as 30 seconds after the disruptive event.

The Patent and Inventors Competition fosters development of innovative technology that the company can use to remain competitive. Each technology is awaiting its patent, notes Gamesa.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: AWEA Says Stable Policy Can Protect U.S. Wind Investment

Although the U.S. wind industry added more than four times the amount of wind in 2014 compared with 2013, predictable policy is needed to sustain its long-term success.


High Net-Worth Investors Claim 'All Of The Above' On Energy, Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015