Discover the ePARADISE project in pictures!

Caroline Braud, research fellow at the LHEEA, talks about the ePARADISE project, which develops and tests aerodynamic sensors for wind turbines in production. These sensors were tested at full scale on a wind farm operated by VALOREM at Saint-Hilaire de Chaléons (Pays-de-loire).

on December 6, 2021

The eParadise project objective is to bring two types of aerodynamic sensors to maturity for life time extension and noise reduction of today’s operating wind turbines, while maintaining (or even increasing) the energy production.

The aerodynamic sensors, the eTellTale sensor developed by Mer Agitée and a wireless pressure sensor, are chosen to be easily embedded on the blade and robust. The ability of these sensors to detect states of the flow on the aerodynamic surface has been evaluated in wind tunnels using a 2D blade section (scale 1/10 and full scale) in severe conditions (gust and frost).

These sensors were then tested at full scale on a wind farm operated by VALOREM at Saint-Hilaire de Chaléons (Pays-de-loire). It must be emphasized that the wind turbine is already the subject of a structural monitoring from civil engineering researchers of GIS LIGERC. A full database will thus be available and used for interdisciplinarity emulation inside the wind energy team of GIS PERLE.

 

Investigator: LHEEA
Coordinator: Caroline BRAUD (LHEEA-DAUC team)
Partners: CSTB, MerAgitée, VALEMO
Funder: ADEME and Région Pays de la Loire
Published on December 6, 2021 Updated on December 6, 2021