GE said in a statement that the partnership is expected to help in the development of solutions that can boost gas turbine efficiency
and productivity, with research activities to focus on reducing the amount of ash that results from fuel consumption.
Another focus of the developers at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is the reduction of friction to achieve greater wind turbine efficiency
Capstone and FGC Plasma Solutions will work together to develop a new combustion concept for improved turbine efficiency
and emissions performance.
But turbine efficiency
is a crucial factor in making wind affordable on a large scale".
Researchers are now investigating ways to improve the turbine efficiency
and establish its limits.
Given that it is desired to have high turbine efficiency
at values of TSR's (Tip speed ratio) as small as possible, a value of 0.
Laborelec's Renewable Energy Research Program covers selected topics in solar energy, wind turbine efficiency
, ocean power and biofuels.
As demand grows for increased gas turbine efficiency
, engine manufacturers are challenged with creating designs that operate at higher temperatures.
As demand for electricity increases even further, larger turbines aimed at improving turbine efficiency
and sudden growth in offshore wind turbine chiefly around Europe have been forecasted.
The newly designed runners will improve the current turbine efficiency
levels from 81% to 94% and increase the maximum output with 15MW from the current 322 MW to 347 MW.
A [pounds sterling]1 million expansion of activities at the Lincoln works of Turbine Efficiency
has seen the installation of two stands for testing powergen gas turbines after they have been stripped down, repaired and rebuilt.
There is a gearbox between the turbine and fan that reduces the number of revolutions, which enables a lighter turbine and a higher turbine efficiency