Why was the new big Shell wind generator turned backwards to the breeze ?
Can these airfoil like blades work backwards in some limited capacity. This new installation a few miles south of Upper Sandusky, Ohio had the rotors backed into the gentle SW breeze and was turning very slowly. Can they develop some lift when air flows backwards over them? Is this made possible by adjusting the pitch? Or was the power I could hear flowing through the big breaker box at the base of the tower, powering the rotors and not sending power away from the big wind-gen? Maybe the new wind-gen was set to run very slowly for break-in purposes. Backing it into the wind might be break-in procedure? Anybody have some light on this question of mine? Am I ignorant of some basic blade fact? unkilmal
0 · Share on Twitter