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OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE COOLING ARRANGEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235907D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-28

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Abstract

The present invention proposes a technique that provides cooling arrangement for offshore wind turbines. Piles of tower foundations are used as flow channels for the coolant and sea water as heat sink. The cooling arrangement is inside bottom of tower which blows cool air to tower bottom. The cool air is blown with the help of a fan or blower and sucks the hot air to circulate through the foundations where the cooling arrangement loses heat and then returns back to tower bottom. A flow path is created for cooling air or liquid to circulate through the foundation piles or tubes.