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Vibration prevention for your wind turbine

There are of course many considerations when setting up your wind turbine at home or in your business. This could include the positioning of your turbine, the mounting height of your turbine, how many obstructions there are to the wind flow and many more! One of the most important considerations that TESUP has not mentioned much in the past is the importance of reducing the vibration of your turbine to reduce the potential for damage within your wind turbine system and keep your turbine running well for many years to come. There are many reasons why a wind turbine might vibrate and even more ways in which to stop this vibration. We will cover a few of these in today’s blog.

What about turbulence?

So why is wind turbine vibration a major issue, how does it form and why can it cause damage to your turbine? There are a few main sources of vibration in the turbines. A particularly pronounced source of vibration for bladed horizontal axis turbines (think similar to the Magnum 5) is the interaction of wind with the turbine blades. As the wind passes over the blades