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The idea of active flap systems on wind turbine blades is to reduce the variable loading on the blades by continuously adjusting the shape of the trailing edge of the blade to counteract the fluctuating loads from the wind. The image on the cover shows a 10-metre boom with the 1 × 2 metre blade section mounted on the 100kW turbine platform. Click here to read the full article written by Helge Aagaard Madsen, from the Technical University of Denmark. Click here read the full article.

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Features

Reducing Unsteady Loads on Blades
By Helge Aagaard Madsen, Research Specialist, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark

Bearingless Direct-Drive Wind Generator
By Dr Deok-je Bang, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, South Korea

Floating Offshore Airborne Wind Energy
By David Ainsworth, Business Development Director, Kite Power Solutions, UKK

Video-Based Motion Analysis
By Anke Grunwald, Christoph Heilmann and Michael Melsheimer, BerlinWind GmbH, Germany

 

Windtech Future

The future of technology – Services
By Philip Totaro, CEO of Totaro & Associates, USA

 

View from Inside

Community Power, Wind and Auctions
By Peter Rae, President of the World Wind Energy Association, Australia

 

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