This article presents the main advantages of a rotor blade extension, which is a proven product that enables a performance increase for wind turbines, and thus its energy production.
This system was developed by Energiekontor in partnership with fk-wind (Institute for Wind Energy at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven), and is the best way to increase the income obtained from wind farms which are in their exploration phase and haven’t had their expected production throughout their life.
The RBE presents many advantages, including the possibility to increase the wind farm’s Annual Energy Production, without replacing the rotor blades or the wind turbines, thanks to the way the installation is carried out: on-site and on a hanging blade. Thus, the installation phase is greatly reduced, allowing short downtime periods.
Given that this kind of installation uses existing infrastructures, the environment and the surrounding area suffer a much lesser impact, when comparing with the complete overhaul of new turbines.
In summary, the main advantages of the Rotor Blade Extension include: