Q&A: What airfoil can i use for blades of wind turbine?

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What airfoil can i use for blades of wind turbine?
I want to design a 500kW wind turbine for my project. For the blades part, what airfoil number can i use..?

Best answer:

Answer by Peter H
A 500 kW wind turbine isn't a project; it's a substantial engineering undertaking. Have a look at

http://gcep.stanford.edu/pdfs/energy_workshops_04_04/wind_van_rooij.pdf

which refers to just one airfoil. Sorry, but if you already understand the discussion in that paper there would be no need to ask the question here.

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One Response to Q&A: What airfoil can i use for blades of wind turbine?

  1. billrussell42

    Peter is right, an half megawatt unit is huge. Requires a large land area, and dozens of government permits before you can even start.

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