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The wind turbine (

1

) comprises a rotor (

2

) with a number of blades mounted for rotation about a mainly horizontal axis, and the pitch of the blades of the wind turbine is controlled dependence on measured parameters to optimize the operation of the wind turbine with respect to produced energy under varying weather and wind conditions. By measuring mechanical loads on the blades (

7, 8

), and controlling the pitch of the blades of the wind turbine in such a way, that the measured mechanical loads are maintained below certain limits during operation, the control can be performed closer to the mechanical load limits of the blades without risk of exceeding these limits.

Title
Method of controlling the operation of a wind turbine and wind turbine for use in said method
Application Number
10/111921
Publication Number
6619918 (B1)
Application Date
May 1, 2002
Publication Date
September 16, 2003
Inventor
Anders Varming Rebsdorf
Lemvig
US
Agent
Larson & Taylor
US
Assignee
Vestas Wind Systems
US
IPC
F03D 7/04
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