Anakata - Retrofit Devices for Reduced Cost of energy
Every rotor can be improved and very rarely is a turbine operating at its design limit. Anakata’s range of retrofit aerodynamic add-ons will be tailored to your turbine model to maximise energy capture and reduce noise. Our wide selection of devices means that you can customise site installation on a turbine-by-turbine basis.
Our next-generation of add-on devices are inspired by cutting-edge Formula One technology and include winglets, tip extensions, vortex generators, serrations, gurney flaps, and other airflow controls.
Anakata uses the latest design and manufacturing techniques and has field tested several styles of add-on technology with MW-class OEMs.
AEP gains of up to 5% can be achieved with a short payback period of typically less than 2 years.
Anakata will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of your wind turbine to determine its potential for aerodynamic upgrade.
Typically this will involve the laser-scanning of the blade surface followed by construction of a detailed Blade Element Momentum model (BEM) of the turbine and full 3D CFD analysis of the entire rotor.
This allows us to understand the performance of the blade from root to tip and select from our comprehensive range of add-on devices, which will then be tailored to the specific blade.
Power performance analysis of the upgraded turbine is carried out using the industry-standard methods of comparing 3-6 months of SCADA data of the baseline turbine