• Nguyen Tuan Anh Electric Power University - Đại học Điện lực
  • Nguyen Huu Duc




horizontal-axis wind turbine, effect of rain, power decrease of wind turbine


The power of the wind turbine are significantly affected by the air conditions of the operating environment. Rain is a widespread phenomenon in many parts of the world especially in Vietnam, so exploring its effect on the power of wind turbines will provide valuable insights into the design of a new wind tower. In this paper, a method and a model is developed to estimate the effect of precipitation by simulating the actual physical processes of the rain drops forming on the surface of the blades of horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT), thereby determining optimal wetness, then power and performance respectively. Consequently, it makes a contribution to operation and control strategies for horizontal-axis wind turbines.


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Author Biography

Nguyen Tuan Anh, Electric Power University - Đại học Điện lực

Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc is currently a lecturer and Head of renewable energy and environment department at Electric Power University (EPU). He obtained the Dr.-Ing. degree with very good classification from Technical University of Berlin (TU) in 2014. He received B.S. degree with excellent in Electrical Power System from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam in 2006. From 2009 to 2014, he was a researcher at TU Berlin. His research focuses on the areas of renewable energy sources modeling, renewable energy integration, distributed control system, and policies on renewable energy development in Vietnam.


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