Hamburg, Germany

Repower Systems AG

www.senvion.com
Hamburg, Germany

Senvion SE is a German wind turbine company founded in 2001, which was subsequently acquired in December 2009 by Suzlon Energy Ltd. Its product range comprises several types of turbines with rated outputs of between 1.5 and 6.15 megawatts. It created the 5M, in 2005.REpower's 1.5-megawatt MD 7082/92 range, currently in series production. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2012-01-30

A rotor blade attachment, in particular of a wind power plant, for the connection of a rotor blade with an attachment device, including a transverse pin and a connecting device, which can be brought together to establish an operative connection, wherein the connecting device defines a longitudinal axis. The rotor blade attachment is characterized in that the transverse pin in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the connecting device has a higher bending stiffness than transversally to the longitudinal axis. An alternative rotor blade attachment is characterized in that the transverse pins are arranged in at least two rows, wherein at least a first row is arranged closer to the blade-root-side end of the rotor blade than at least a second row.


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2012-12-14

A rotor blade (10) of a wind power plant having a first and a second duct (16, 17) running inside the rotor blade (10) for conducting an air flow (21, 22) is provided. A method for de-icing a rotor blade (10) of a wind power plant is also provided. The rotor blade has a partition device (15) which separates the ducts (16, 17) from one another, such that the first duct (16) is arranged on a first side of the partition device (15) at the pressure side (26) of the rotor blade (10), and the second duct (17) is arranged on a second side of the partition device (15) at the suction side (25) of the rotor blade (10). In the method, the flow speed of the air flow provided in the first and second duct (16, 17) is predefined at least in portions of the rotor blade (10).


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2014-02-19

A method for determining an energy yield loss of a first wind turbine (1-49) of a wind farm (51) that includes a plurality of wind turbines (1-49). The first wind turbine (1-49) is operated in a reduced energy yield mode that is outside an energy-optimized normal operating mode and a reduced energy yield of the first wind turbine (1-49) is determined. At least one second wind turbine (1-49) is selected according to a pre-determinable criterion. The energy yield of the at least one second wind turbine (1-49) is determined and depending upon the energy yield of the at least one second wind turbine (1-49), an energy yield potential of the first wind turbine (1-49) is determined. The difference between the energy yield potential of the first wind turbine (1-49) and the determined reduced energy yield is formed.


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2013-01-24

A harmonic predictor for a wind farm comprising at least two wind turbines, each having a generator with a converter for generating electrical energy. The harmonic predictor determines the harmonic component expected from the wind farm in order to limit the harmonic component to a harmonic limit. The harmonic predictor comprises a calculation module, an iteration module and a summing module. The calculation module calculates a complex mean value over at least one period of the harmonic component of one of the wind turbines and determines a first equivalent vector therefrom. The iteration module successively connects the calculation module to at least one other of the wind turbines to form at least one second equivalent vector. The summing module sums the equivalent vectors to form a total vector and compares the total vector with the harmonic limit.


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2013-03-11

An arrangement of components (12, 13, 30) for a wind power plant. A first component (12, 13) has a flange (15, 130) having a flange contact surface (121, 122, 133). A second component (30) has a flange-mounting surface (131, 132) for a flange (15, 130) of the first component (12, 13). Alternatively, the second component (12, 13) has a flange (15, 130) having a flange contact surface (122, 133) and the flange contact surface (122, 133) of the first component (12, 13) and the flange-mounting surface (131, 132) of the second component (30) are arranged opposite each other, or the flange contact surfaces (122, 121) of the components are arranged opposite each other. At least one flange contact surface (121, 122, 133) of a flange (15, 130) and/or the flange-mounting surface (131, 132) of the second component (30) has an outer coating made of a chrome-steel alloy.


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2012-08-10

A method for operating a wind energy installation (10) with a rotor (12) and at least one rotor blade (14), which can be adjusted in terms of its angle of attack. The rotor blade (14) is accelerated by virtue of at least five repeated adjustment operations of the angle of attack about its longitudinal axis (15), wherein a rotor blade bending vibration with a vibration amplitude and a vibration frequency is excited.


The invention relates to a method for performing an oil change on a wind power plant, comprising the steps of rotating the rotor (3) to a maintenance position, subsequently draining the oil out of a first variable-speed gearbox (6), filling the first variable-speed gearbox (6) with fresh oil, draining the oil out of a second variable-speed gearbox (6) that is oriented differently than the first gearbox, and filling the second drive device (6) with fresh oil. The variable-speed gearboxes each comprise a sump (63) having a first outlet opening (65) and a mirrored sump (64) on the opposite end of the housing thereof having a second outlet opening (66). Thus, the rotor (3) does not need to be rotated further during the oil change. The oil change can be performed simultaneously on several or all variable-speed gearboxes, reducing time and personnel expenses. The invention further relates to a correspondingly designed drive device and to an oil changing device.


Patent
Repower Systems AG | Date: 2013-03-13

A tubular tower (11), of a wind energy plant (10) with a current conduction means system (25, 35) for transmitting electrical power from a generator on the tower (11), to a power module at the base of the tower. The current conduction means system (25, 35) has three electrical conductors (27.1, 27.2, 27.3; 37.1, 37.2, 37.3; 45.1, 45.2, 45.3) arranged next to one another. A housing (26, 36, 46) is connected to the inner tower wall at predetermined distances using connecting devices which have electrical cross-sections conducting with the tower wall. The distances between the connecting devices in the longitudinal extent of the tower (11) and the cross-sections of the connecting devices between the housing (26, 36, 46) and the tower wall are dimensioned such that during a fault, the voltage drop between the tower wall and the housing (26, 36, 46) does not exceed a predetermined touch voltage.


The invention relates to a tower or a tower segment of a wind turbine, having a door for entering the inside of the tower, comprising a door frame, which has a door opening that is preferably closed by a door leaf. The Invention further relates to a door frame for a door of a tower of a wind turbine, said frame having a door opening that is preferably closed by a door leaf, and to a wind turbine having a tower, a door provided for entering the inside of the tower, and a staircase leading to the door on the outside of the tower, preferably of a tower described above. The underlying object of the invention is to provide an air passage opening in at least one advantageous location. This object is achieved according to the invention in that the door frame has at least one air passage opening, particularly an air inlet opening.


A composite structure for a pile foundation for anchoring a tower structure (e.g., an offshore wind turbine) in ground, which includes a hollow pile introduced into the ground at an erection site of the tower structure and a corner post which is connected to the tower structure and which, on a connection side, is arranged within the pile. The pile and the corner post are fixedly bonded to one another in a bonding region by a cured bonding material. At least one bonding means for transmitting shear forces is fixedly arranged on the pile and/or on the corner post in the bonding region. The bonding means has at least one aperture which is filled with the bonding material or, together with the corner post or pile, forms the aperture that is filled with the bonding material. The aperture encloses the bonding material by an angular range of 90 or more.

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