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NEDO Launches Development of Evaluation Methods to Reduce Lightning Damage in Wind Power Generation Systems
-Aiming to Reduce Wind Turbine Downtime and Improve Capacity Utilization-

November 11, 2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO has launched the development of evaluation methods for lightning detection devices to reduce the downtime of wind turbines due to lightning damage and to improve power generation capacity utilization.

By verifying the performance of lightning detection devices, developing soundness verification methods for external lightning protection systems, and developing risk management measures for lightning, this project aims to reduce the downtime of wind turbines after being struck by lightning and improve capacity utilization rates by establishing appropriate operational tools for wind power generation systems.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Persons: Takimoto, Ohnishi Tel: +81-44-520-5273