Pre-Forum Workshop - Tuesday 9 October 2018


Understanding Blade Design and its Effect on Functionality / Energy Consumption 

  • Examine systemic design issues to understand how to effectively overcome them

  • Discussing whether common blade damage issues should be tested at manufacture phase

  • Understanding how operational damages and obstacles influence blade design


Improving Structural Design to Increase Lifespan of Blades

  • Ensuring blades are designed to prevent further blade damage

  • Developing the optimum blades with the best material to ensure maximum efficiency on North American wind farms

  • Understanding aerodynamic design principles to determine the impact on wind power


Networking Break and Morning Refreshments


The Solution Room: Choosing the Best Blade to Optimise your Energy Output

  • Discussing blade design considerations and optimisation in different geographical locations

  • Assessing the functionality of different blades and their outputs in different wind farms

  • Ensuring data is fed back to design teams to inform of common blade defects


Networking Lunch


Workshop And Day End