The Scotsman

Scots experts to help wind project


Scottish wind turbine scientists will be lending their expertise to a project aimed at developing better ways to store renewable energy.

Spire 2 is a £6 million crossborde­r initiative in the UK being funded by the EU’S Interreg VA programme, led by Ulster University.

A University of Strathclyd­e team, led by Professor Marga- ret Stack, has now been awarded £1.1M to recruit five PHD researcher­s to study erosion and corrosion of wind and tidal turbines.

Strathclyd­e has unique erosion and wear testing facilities, which are specifical­ly focused on climatic evaluation for wind turbine structures.

Prof Stack said: “Wear, erosion and corrosion of materials and surface coatings can limit the performanc­e of renewable energy devices.”

Prof Stack added: “The research findings from this project will provide a road map of performanc­e which will inform energy storage models as part of the overall Spire 2 project.”

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