Proving the Value of Vortex Generators

Free eBook by UpWind Solutions & SMART BLADE GmbH

One year ago we published our first Vortex Generator (VG) case study based on limited data. Now, after installing 22,000 VGs and a year's worth of data, what have we learned?

We now know how to measure and project the effect on Annual Energy Production (AEP), improve repeatability and the VG's lifetime, and estimate a project's ROI. The data shows an average AEP increase of 2.2% and positive ROI in 1.7 years for an average site.


Key Lessons Learned 

  • Actual AEP increase from VG installation
  • VG ROI analysis
  • Importance of accurate data analysis
  • Improving installation repeatability
  • Improving VG lifetime


Free VG eBook