Test start on 55 kW turbine

The Joint Blade Rotor have been mounted on a 55kW Vestas turbine.

The turbine have been in use for some decades, and the technology development on wind turbines have exceeded the level of steering and efficiency since this turbine was designed. However, it fits approximately in size to the Joint Blade Rotor, and the performance of the windmill is well documented and can be used for comparison.

The rotor mounting bracket for the Joint Blade Rotor is custom made for this windmill, and it is apparent that manufacture of a nose cone was left out.

The test period is expected to be quite long as all pitch and other adjustment to the turbine and the rotor has to be made manual on this seasoned turbine.