3M and EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) have announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the USA. The collaboration will provide wind plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximise annual energy production (AEP).
3M wind vortex generators are small attachments made from durable materials that energise a flow around the blade and reduce flow separation. Due to the shape and properties of every wind turbine blade, the positioning of wind vortex generators is customised for each blade design. Additionally, vortex generators are applied using 3M Acrylic Foam Tape, which accommodates the flexing and residual forces acting on the blade surface while still providing high adhesive strength in challenging weather conditions.