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Effects of Lighting on a Wind Turbine & its Protection Techniques


Bhumita D. Ashar , Butler Polytechnic, Vadodara; Prof. Aakash M. Kubavat, Government Engineering Collage,Rajkot ; Mr. Shashikant Vaishnani, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited


Equipotential Bonding and Over-Voltage Protection, Earth Resistance, Low Voltage Control Circuit


This paper presents induced effect on structure of the wind-turbine due to lightning. Conventional lightning protection system is not 100 percent reliable to protect low voltage control circuits, communication devices, measurement devices inside wind-turbine. This paper gives some ideas for increasing reliability level of wind-turbine by applying various techniques like provision of individual back up protection path, shielding on wind-turbine’s main components & good grounding system.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I110168
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/02/2017
Page(s): 175-178

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