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New Video – High Voltage Leaders from Wind Turbine Blades

High Voltage Leaders from Wind Turbine Blades

Researchers in Spain are using high speed video to document high voltage streamers and leaders originating from wind turbine blades. The data indicates that high voltage streamers/leaders occur roughly every 3 seconds as the blades rotate and these events can last minutes or hours. The wind turbine blades do not need to be directly near an active storm as the streamers/leaders can appear while the storm is several kilometers away.

This research provides terrific insight into the high voltage environment that wind turbines operate in.

For more information regarding the research, click the link below:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JD020225/abstract” title=”http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JD020225/abstract