Energy Storage and Installed Wind Capacity Requirements for the Substitution of Fossil Fuels in the Electricity Generation Sector
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Progress of Wind Energy Technology and Its Maintenance
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Aritra Ghosh, PhD
Lecturer, Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Research Interests: building integrated wind and PV, LCA of PV and wind system, prediction of wind and solar energy, maintenance and monitoring of PV and wind system, power electronic reliability
About This Topic
The decarbonization in the energy sector requires new energy resources and technologies that support the energy conversion process. In the quest to achieve climate objectives based on decarbonization targets, the growth in renewables, especially wind energy, has become much prominent. For decades, wind energy technologies are being developed and used for different applications at different scales. In recent years, the large-scale deployment of wind energy into the national electric grids is also seen across the globe, making few European and Asian nations as the top leaders in wind power generation. Besides the progress in installation capacities, day by day, new developments in wind turbine technologies (like novel turbine designs, blade configuration, materials, etc.), and electro-mechanical components (like power converters, machine design, machine control, storage facility, etc.) for wind energy conversion are seen. On the other side, new forms of wind power plant installations that include wind trees, urban wind energy harvesters, floating wind turbines, building-integrated wind turbines, etc. are coming up. Although the progress in wind energy technologies and other enabled fields are seen, there observed many challenges related to operation and maintenance in the whole value chain of wind energy technology. In this regard, continuous monitoring, maintenance, risk assessments, and technological support are needed to foster growth in the wind energy sector.
The scope of this special issue is the progress of wind energy technologies and other enabled fields, ensuring the regular maintenance that enhances stability and resilience. This special issue will compile the state of the art reviews, new research, case studies, and conceptual works. The suitable topics include but are not limited to, the following:
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Wind power; Wind energy; Tip-speed ratio (TSR); Aerodynamics; Ice accretion and Icing events; Wind turbine; Condition monitoring; 3D wake model; Wind shear effect; Field measurements; Wake characteristics; Wind turbine vibration; Vibration and noise mitigation; Wind farm planning; Optimization; Variable duct; Controllable shroud; Power coefficient; Augmentation ratio; Wind turbine maintenance; Maintenance optimization; Condition based maintenance; Drones for maintenance; End-of-life management of wind turbines; Robots for wind tower maintenance; Cracks on wind blade; Air foils; Wind blade designs
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