This article is about the latest anti-icing and de-icing technologies for wind turbines, including studies from Siemens, Enercon, Nordex, Vestas, VTT and Gamesa.
Research on anti-icing and de-icing technologies
LM Wind Power succeeded in adding ice mitigation systems to blades originally designed without ice mitigation, despite the major challenges in fitting the system within the existing blade geometry. Ms. Barnes discusses this issue and more anti- and de-icing related topics in this Q&A, which you can read here for free:
Download the Presentation on "Ice-Throw Challenge" by Johannes Klappacher from Energiewerkstatt e.V. here for free:
The main issue for icephobic coatings is still durability, according to Nadine Rehfeld, Project Lead Anti-Ice at Fraunhofer Institute IFAM. She explains why in this interview:
Download the interview with Gaute Tjensvoll, Technical Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, here for free: