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Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Wind turbine having a main power converter and an auxiliary power converter and a method for the control thereof. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, May 29, 2012: US08188610 (22 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine comprising a main generator, a main power converter connected to the main generator and adapted to convert the electrical output power of the main generator to an electrical power to be fed into the utility grid up to a first rated converter output power and an auxiliary power convert ...


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Friedrich Loh, Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Methods and systems for operating a wind turbine. General Electric Company, Armstrong Teasdale, September 20, 2011: US08022566 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling operation of a floating wind turbine is described. The floating wind turbine includes a wind turbine generator coupled to a support tower. The method includes measuring a tower inclination, determining an operating parameter control value based on at least the measured tower ...


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Jacob Johannes Nies, Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Braking and positioning system for a wind turbine rotor. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, May 24, 2011: US07948100 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of positioning a wind turbine rotor comprises defining a predetermined angular position in a main rotation plane of the rotor and controlling a rate of deceleration of the rotor, such as to stop the rotor at the predetermined angular position.


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink, Mark Edward Cardinal, Anthony Michael Klodowski, Till Hoffmann, Jignesh G Gandhi, Sidney Allen Barker, Gert Torbohm, Christoph Schulten: Method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, September 20, 2011: US08022565 (10 worldwide citation)

A control system for a wind turbine, the control system having at least one measurement device configured to measure at least one operating condition of the wind turbine and a first controller. The first controller is configured to calculate an operating limit of the wind turbine based on the measur ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Method for controlling a wind turbine using a wind flow model. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, November 15, 2011: US08057174 (10 worldwide citation)

A control device is provided which is adapted for controlling at least one operational parameter of a wind turbine including a machine nacelle and a rotor having at least one rotor blade. The control device includes an input adapted for inputting a signal which is indicative of environmental data of ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Method and system for extracting inertial energy from a wind turbine. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, July 6, 2010: US07750490 (9 worldwide citation)

A system for operating a wind turbine during a curtailment operation is described. The wind turbine includes a generator and a wind turbine rotor having at least one rotor blade. The wind turbine also includes a drive train that includes at least one shaft coupled to the wind turbine rotor and confi ...


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Joerg Middendorf, Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Method and apparatus for operating a wind turbine during a loss of communication. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, June 14, 2011: US07962246 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a wind turbine during a loss of communication is described that includes coupling a pitch controller to at least one wind turbine blade and to a wind turbine controller, establishing communication between the pitch controller and the wind turbine controller, and detecting a lo ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Preassembled tower section of a wind power plant. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, October 5, 2010: US07805893 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a preassembled tower section of a wind power plant and a method of transporting a tower section of a wind power plant, the method comprising the steps providing the tower section at a preassembly site, preassembling at least one electronic subsystem of the wind power ...


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Till Hoffmann, Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Methods and apparatus for controlling wind turbine thrust. General Electric Company, Dority & Manning P A, February 5, 2013: US08366389 (3 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine and methods for controlling wind turbine thrust are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring a tilt angle of a wind turbine in a loaded position using a measuring device. The wind turbine includes a tower, a nacelle mounted on the tower, a rotor coupled to the nacel ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink, Andreas Kirchner, Enno Ubben: Method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine. General Electric Company, James McGuiness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, September 13, 2011: US08018082 (2 worldwide citation)

A power system for a wind turbine having a measurement device configured to detect an overfrequency condition within an electrical system and a controller communicatively coupled to the measurement device. The controller is configured to switch the wind turbine between a power generation mode and a ...