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Title: Lightning protection system for a wind turbine

Abstract

In a wind turbine (104, 500, 704) having a plurality of blades (132, 404, 516, 744) and a blade rotor hub (120, 712), a lightning protection system (100, 504, 700) for conducting lightning strikes to any one of the blades and the region surrounding the blade hub along a path around the blade hub and critical components of the wind turbine, such as the generator (112, 716), gearbox (708) and main turbine bearings (176, 724).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Chelsea, VT
  2. Williston, VT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
981833
Patent Number(s):
7377750
Application Number:
11/085,748
Assignee:
Northern Power Systems, Inc. (Waitsfield, VT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03D - WIND MOTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-98GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Costin, Daniel P, and Petter, Jeffrey K. Lightning protection system for a wind turbine. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Costin, Daniel P, & Petter, Jeffrey K. Lightning protection system for a wind turbine. United States.
Costin, Daniel P, and Petter, Jeffrey K. Tue . "Lightning protection system for a wind turbine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/981833.
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