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Research on Increasing the Performance of Wind Power Plants for Sustainable Development

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Faculty of Technological Engineering and Industrial Management; Transilvania University of Brasov, 500222 Brasov, Romania
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Faculty on Engineering and Management of Technological Systems; University Polytechnic of Bucharest, 060040 Bucharest, Romania
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Sustainability 2019, 11(5), 1266; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051266
Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 8 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 27 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Energy Systems: From Primary to End-Use)
A topical issue globally is the development and implementation of renewable energy sources for sustainable development. To meet current requirements, the research in this paper is directed towards finding solutions to increase the performance and efficiency of wind power plants by implementing innovative solutions for hollow roller bearings developed through the use of sustainable growth programs in the field of green energy. Another solution that has the effect of increasing wind power performance consists of the implementation of a new large-size lubrication system for large-size bearings in wind energy units, which will increase their durability by developing maintenance capabilities. In this research, we will explore the possibility of introducing an innovative automated lubrication system in hollow roller bearings. The main results of the research, the innovative constructive solutions, will lead to important savings by lowering wind farm maintenance costs, increasing the durability of large bearings, and increasing the energy efficiency and yield of the whole system. The expected impact of implementing the solutions found will mainly be in the field of sustainable growth and environmental development. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energies; wind power plants; hollow rollers; large bearings renewable energies; wind power plants; hollow rollers; large bearings
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Florescu, A.; Barabas, S.; Dobrescu, T. Research on Increasing the Performance of Wind Power Plants for Sustainable Development. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1266.

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