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.”