2019-08-21
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/32150-aquanis-blade-coating-grant-us-rhode-island-doe-lightning-damage-expense-operator

Aquanis to Develop Wind Turbine Blade Coating to Reduce Lightning Damage

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Aquanis has announced that it has won a $1-million Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Official Press Release Aquanis:

Rhode Island Wind Energy Company Awarded $1 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

Phase II Grant Will Enable Aquanis to Develop Wind Turbine Blade Coating to Reduce Lightning Damage

Aquanis announced that it has won a $1-million Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a new blade coating to reduce the damage to wind turbine blades caused by lightning. The award comes on the heels of a $3.5-million grant Aquanis received last year from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), to develop a system to enable wind turbines to react more quickly to changes in the wind. Lightning damage to wind turbines is one of the largest expenses for wind farm operators. The industry is estimated to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damage caused by lightning,... ... More: Official Press Release Aquanis

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