Enhancing Wind Turbine Efficiency through Cooling System Technologies


  • Abobaker Alansaryi Mechanical & Renewable Energy Engineering Department, Higher Institute of Science and Technology, Aljofra, Sokna, Libya
  • Abdulgader Alsharif Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, College of Technical Sciences Sebha, Sebha, Libya


Wind Turbine, Cooling Systems, Efficiency, Active Cooling Systems, Phase Change Materials


This paper discusses how an optimal thermal management system can reduce energy losses due to electrical resistance in the components and improve the overall performance of the turbine. Furthermore, the study investigates the effect of cooling on component life, maintenance time, and performance reliability. The findings reveal that efficient cooling technologies can significantly increase wind turbine efficiency, leading to increased efficiency and economic growth.  The study highlights the importance of choice emphasizing appropriate cooling solutions based on specific turbine configurations. The importance of effective cooling methods in wind turbines to optimize their efficiency, reliability, and lifespan. As wind turbines generate heat during operation, it is crucial to dissipate this heat to prevent damage to critical components. The paper discusses various cooling techniques, including direct air cooling, liquid cooling, and hybrid cooling, and Passive, Active Cooling Systems (ACS), Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Wind Turbines, Smart Coating for Wind Turbines. The paper also presents some novel cooling systems and optimal designs for liquid cooling systems for wind turbines. The findings suggest that implementing the right cooling technique can enhance performance and reduce the maintenance costs of wind turbines, contributing to a greener energy landscape.




How to Cite

Abobaker Alansaryi, & Abdulgader Alsharif. (2024). Enhancing Wind Turbine Efficiency through Cooling System Technologies. African Journal of Advanced Pure and Applied Sciences (AJAPAS), 218–227. Retrieved from https://aaasjournals.com/index.php/ajapas/article/view/790