Much of the green electricity generated worldwide comes from wind turbines located on land or in the coastal foreshore of the oceans. The basic principle is simple: The wind sets the rotor blades of the wind turbine in motion. A generator then converts the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy—entirely without CO2 emissions.
The right sensor technology is essential for the safe and efficient operation of wind turbines. Whether for monitoring vibrations and rotational speeds or for position feedback, Pepperl+Fuchs offers a comprehensive portfolio of rotary encoders, vibration sensors, acceleration sensors and proximity sensors that are ideally suited for the harsh environmental conditions in wind energy.