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Drivetrain availability in offshore wind turbines

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and Feuchtwang, Julian and McMillan, David (2014) Drivetrain availability in offshore wind turbines. In: European Wind Energy Association 2014 Annual Conference, 2014-03-10 - 2014-03-13.

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Abstract

As part of the drive train and generator track this paper will present the results of a comparative study on the availability of offshore wind turbine drive train types. Twelve different drive train types will be compared. There is currently a lack of offshore availability data for wind turbines with different drive trains. This paper provides a unique overview of expected availability of various offshore drive trains. These results could contribute to future studies or models of offshore annual production, cost of energy and so on.