PopisA German research institute has developed a lightning-safe power supply system for continuous real-time monitoring of wind turbine rotor blades. Currently applied copper cables or batteries used for powering the remote sensor units and for exchanging data with them are replaced by optical fibres. The new system reduces maintenance and downtime costs of wind engines. The institute looks for a commercial agreement with technical assistance, a technical or research co-operation.
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