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A method for operating a wind energy system is provided comprising the steps of setting the value of an operational parameter of the wind energy system, measuring a yield parameter of the wind energy system and measuring a condition parameter. Further, the method comprises the step of calculating an optimized value of the operational parameter based on historical data and the outcome of the measurements. The method further comprises the step of resetting the operational parameter to the optimized value of the operational parameter wherein the resetting is such that the yield parameter is optimized. Further, a wind energy system is provided having a sensor unit for measuring a yield parameter of the wind energy system, a sensor for measuring a condition parameter, an actuator for adjustment of at least one adjustable part of the wind energy system, and a self-learning controller. The self-learning controller is connected to the sensor unit and the actuator and receives measurement data from the sensor unit. The self-learning controller performs optimization calculations based on the measurement data and sends instruction signals to the actuator based on the outcome of the optimization calculations for the adjustment of the adjustable part of the wind energy system. The instruction signals are such that the yield parameter is optimized.

Title
Wind energy system and method of operation thereof
Application Number
11/428035
Publication Number
7560823 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2006
Publication Date
July 14, 2009
Inventor
Vincent Schellings
Enschede
NL
Agent
Armstrong Teasdale
James McGinness Esq
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
H02P 9/04
F03D 9/00
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