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Modern, Wind-specific Technology Provides Optimised Performance, Remote Monitoring and Control

Fig-1 KK-Wind-SolutionsRapid developments in electronics and control systems over the last 30 years have provided new opportunities for operation of wind turbines. Retrofitting older turbines with a modern control system provides the turbine owner with significant improvements in relation to remote monitoring, control and root cause analysis. Although retrofitting a control system is a technical challenge, the benefits are clear: improved turbine performance both in terms of availability and power production. This article describes the challenges and results of a customer project undertaken by KK Wind Solutions to develop and install retrofit solutions for a Bonus 1.3MW and a Vestas V47 turbine.

By René Balle, Chief Technology Officer, KK Wind Solutions, Denmark

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