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Blade Lightning Protection Affected by Blade Speeds

A new paper has been published by Energy magazine that discusses the effects of wind turbine blade speeds on the lightning protection system. From the testing conducted by the authors, it appears that lightning punctures near the tip increases as the tip speed increases. See an abstract of the paper at:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544212005622

Blade Lightning Protection Affected by Blade Speeds