Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

New Zealand

New Zealand

Vortec Spain runs first tests

Performance results from the first two weeks of operation of New Zealand's prototype Vortec 7 wind turbine (Windpower Monthly, June 1997) show promise says its developer. According to Vortec Energy Ltd, the diffuser-augmented wind turbine has increase the inlet wind speed at the rotor to 172% of the prevailing wind speed. "The challenge now is to identify the areas of diffuser improvement to push performance even higher, and to address in more detail the conversion efficiency of our available energy to electricity output," says Vortec's Robin Johannink. The machine's performance over the next three months will be evaluated independently by the University of Auckland and Industrial Research Ltd, a research institute.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Latest Jobs