Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
Research article
12 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2022

Current status and grand challenges for small wind turbine technology

Alessandro Bianchini, Galih Bangga, Ian Baring-Gould, Alessandro Croce, José Ignacio Cruz, Rick Damiani, Gareth Erfort, Carlos Simao Ferreira, David Infield, Christian Navid Nayeri, George Pechlivanoglou, Mark Runacres, Gerard Schepers, Brent Summerville, David Wood, and Alice Orrell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-34', Phil Clausen, 10 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alessandro Bianchini, 19 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-34', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alessandro Bianchini, 19 Aug 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-34', Lindsay Sheridan, 28 Jul 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Alessandro Bianchini, 19 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Alessandro Bianchini on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2022) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
ED: Publish as is (08 Sep 2022) by Paul Veers (Chief editor)
AR by Alessandro Bianchini on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The paper is part of the Grand Challenges Papers for Wind Energy. It provides a status of small wind turbine technology in terms of technical maturity, diffusion, and cost. Then, five grand challenges that are thought to be key to fostering the development of the technology are proposed. To tackle these challenges, a series of unknowns and gaps are first identified and discussed. Improvement areas are highlighted, within which 10 key enabling actions are finally proposed to the wind community.
Final-revised paper