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Patent
Nordex Energy GmbH | Date: 2014-09-04

A wind turbine rotor blade is for mounting on a rotor hub covered by a spinner having a rotor blade opening and includes a wind turbine rotor blade body having a fastening section and a longitudinal section. The fastening section is configured for fastening the rotor blade body on the rotor hub. The longitudinal section is arranged inside the rotor blade opening when the wind turbine rotor blade is mounted on the rotor hub. The longitudinal section and the rotor blade opening conjointly define an annular gap therebetween when the wind turbine rotor blade is mounted on the rotor hub. A cover profile is fastened on the wind turbine rotor blade and covers the annular gap. The cover profile has a circular ring-shaped outer edge and a circular ring-shaped inner edge. The inner edge is disposed at a radial distance from the wind turbine rotor blade. An annular-shaped cover element is fastened on the wind turbine rotor blade and bridges the radial distance.


A method for repairing an electrical heating element of a wind turbine rotor blade has the steps of identifying a region of the heating element that has a defect and applying a thermally conductive repair layer to the identified region. The repair layer is thermally conductive and is electrically insulating at least on an underside facing the defect.


Patent
Nordex Energy GmbH | Date: 2013-06-28

A wind turbine rotor blade having a longitudinal axis, a blade root; a blade tip, a pressure side, a suction side and an aerodynamic profile which, in a longitudinal section of the rotor blade, has a profile chord and a thick trailing edge. The rotor blade includes a multiplicity of flow deflection elements which are arranged on the thick trailing edge and have respective inflow surfaces which are shaped and arranged such that a radial flow running in the direction from the blade root toward the blade tip is diverted by the inflow surface in the direction of the profile chord.


The invention is directed to a method for controlling a wind turbine connected to a three-phase electrical supply grid during an asymmetrical grid fault. The method is configured for wind turbines with a doubly-fed induction generator. The reactive current to be fed into the electrical supply grid in the negative phase-sequence system is generated by the line-side and the rotor-side converter in a coordinated manner and depends on the line voltage. The reactive current to be fed into the electrical supply grid is distributed among the rotor-side and line-side converters. As a result, even in the case of severely asymmetrical grid faults, the reactive current to be fed into the electrical supply grid can be provided and excessive loading of the rotor-side converter can be prevented using simple means. The invention is also directed to a wind turbine for performing the above method.


Patent
Nordex Energy GmbH | Date: 2015-04-07

A spar cap assembly is for a wind turbine rotor blade. The spar cap assembly has a spar cap reinforced with carbon fibers, comprising a lightning conductor, which is arranged so as to run along the spar cap, and at least one potential-equalizing element, which establishes an electrical connection between the spar cap and the lightning conductor. The carbon fibers of the spar cap, the lightning conductor and the at least one potential-equalizing element are embedded in a common polymer matrix and are configured as a prefabricated assembly for integration into a wind turbine rotor blade half-shell after the curing of the polymer matrix.

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