Flexible Wind Turbine Blade with an Actively Variable Twist Distribution

Description:

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed novel technology to improve wind

energy harvesting by optimizing wind turbine blade design. Consequently, companies that

generate wind energy employing this new technology will be able to maximize the amount of

energy produced by each wind turbine while keeping installation costs down, which will result

in profit maximization. Recent concerns about climate change and volatility in the price of

fossil fuels have sparked increased interest in renewable sources of energy.

 

Correspondingly, research in wind energy has increased with researchers working on

techniques that improve the aerodynamic efficiency of wind turbines. Our proprietary modular

design of blades enables wind turbine blades to achieve an ideal twist angle and to have the

appropriate stiffness to harvest wind energy more efficiently than traditional wind turbine

blades.

 

Technology Prospectus       Here

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Energy
For Information, Contact:
Rupal Desai
Commercialization Manager
University at Buffalo
716-645-8140
rdesai@buffalo.edu
Inventors:
John Hall
Hamid Khakpour Nejadkhaki
Keywords:
Technology
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