Chief Executive Officer XPEED Turbine Technology Piscataway, New Jersey
Presentation Description: This presentation will introduce you to a new blade technology that makes wind turbines more efficient and at the same time reduces the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) significantly. The new technology, called Aerodynamic Flow Deflectors (AFDs), is the outcome of 6 years of research funded by Rutgers University (NJ) and merit-based grants from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation and Research Phases I and II. The technology improves wind farm annual energy production by 2-4% while reducing the LCOE by 1-3%.
These results are shown on the most recent test of the AFDs retrofitted on the blades of the GE 1.5MW SLE turbine at the NREL NWTC center and other wind farm pilots. Case studies from different tests turbines will be presented to demonstrate the impact of this technology on important wind energy metrics such as AEP, LCOE, and ROI. Audience engagement is encouraged during the presentation, so experts and general public can share their opinion on the case studies presented and advantages/disadvantages compared to other upgrade technologies. In addition, you will learn details about field testing and challenges faced while connecting new technologies from the university setup to the industry. Finally, societal benefits of small power increments will be presented, including reduction in carbon pollution and number of homes that could be powered thanks to those small increments.
Methodology: - 3D print model and production part display - Audience collaboration/questions - Engage audience for peer-to-peer new techs discussions (share upgrades experiences) - Sit with audience at the end
Understand the benefits of a new blade technology that improves wind energy efficiency and reduces the levelized cost of energy significantly.
Understand real field test analysis and how the results are related to important metrics such as AEP, LCOE, and ROI.
Discuss current and new blade upgrade technologies that could potentially make wind energy more competitive.