De-icing of wind turbine blades by light


I. M. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the NAS of Ukraine, Krzhizhanovsky str., 3, Kyiv, 03142, Ukraine
Wind Engineering, 2018, Т.42, #5


One of the problems of wind energy development is the icing of blades of wind turbines. The devices for melting ice on the surface of blades of wind turbines with the use of external light sources in the form of mirrors, a paraboloid mirror, and a system of projectors are proposed. Simple economical mobile devices use renewable solar energy or a small amount of standard electrical energy.