Survey of failures in wind power systems with focus on Swedish wind power plants during 1997-2005
2007 (English)In: 2007 IEEE POWER ENGINEERING SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING, 2007, 3896-3903 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The wind power industry has expanded greatly during the past few years, has served a growing market, and has spawned the development of larger wind turbines. Different designs and technical advances now make it possible to put wind turbines off shore. The fast expansion of the wind power market comes with problems. The new designs are not always fully tested, and the designed 20 year lifetime is typically never achieved before the next generation of turbines is erected. This paper presents results from an investigation of failure statistics from four sources, i.e. two separate sources from Sweden, one from Finland, and one from Germany. Statistics reveal reliability performance of the different components within the wind turbine. The gearbox is the most critical because downtime, per failure, is high compared to the other components in the wind power turbine. The statistical data for larger turbines also show trends toward higher, ever increasing failure frequency when compared to small turbines, which have a decreasing failure rate over the operational years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 3896-3903 p.
, IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, ISSN 1932-5517
availability, failures, statistics, reliability, wind power generation
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-36839DOI: 10.1109/PES.2007.386112ISI: 000251345403164ScopusID: 2-s2.0-42549123539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-36839DiVA: diva2:431257
IEEE-Power-Engineering-Society General Meeting Tampa, FL, JUN 24, 2007
QC 201107182011-07-182011-07-152011-07-18Bibliographically approved