Vestas builds a multi-rotor wind turbine
The Danish company Vestas, which produces turbines, is building a single rotor multi-rotor wind turbine that will support four turbines. The company wants to test the realism of such an idea.
The project, which is carried out jointly with the Technical University of Denmark, aims to refute the assumption that the larger the turbine, the greater the amount of energy produced.
The American scientists who put forward this assumption are trying to build a giant turbine blade that could set in motion a turbine with a power of 50 megawatts.
However, the Danish company wants to find another solution. The model for the demonstration will be used in the coming years to study the control functions and load and to achieve the technical feasibility of the concept and its commercial viability.
“This process of continuous innovation and research is very important,” said Jest Magalhaes, first deputy director of innovation at Vestas.
“He gives us the necessary knowledge that can help reduce the cost of energy and integrate key technologies to solve the set tasks.