The use of wind turbines and the problem of icing

TARHAN C. , Çil M. A.

Wind Engineering, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0309524x21998270
  • Title of Journal : Wind Engineering
  • Keywords: Wind energy, wind turbine, wind turbine blade deicing, ultrasonic deicing, renewable energy


© The Author(s) 2021.The world’s energy demand is increasing. Wind energy plays an important role in meeting this demand. Investments in wind energy have been increasing in recent years. It can be said that the source of wind energy will be unlimited since there will be wind as long as there is sun. Most governments meet a large energy need by generating electricity from wind. At the end of 2019, the total amount of electricity generated from wind was 650 GW. Wind energy capacity is increasing with offshore wind pairs. Offshore wind turbines are a new field and research studies are ongoing. Wind turbines have the capacity to be installed anywhere in the world, and each government will have its own energy source. There is a problem of icing in wind power plants installed in cold climates. With this problem, efficiency in wind turbines decreases. Many methods have been found and developed in studies on icing problems. In this article, wind turbines were investigated, states’ perspectives on wind energy, developments and investments in wind energy, and the problem of icing were examined. Many articles in the literature have been reviewed and a solution to the icing problem of wind turbine blades has been sought.