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SeaTwirl Floating Vertical Axis Turbine Awarded EU Patent (Int'l.)
SeaTwirl
Date: 2020-01-22
Following up on our Jan. 10, 2018 coverage, SeaTwirl AB, the Swedish developer of a floating vertical axis wind turbine with folding blades, is reporting receipt of a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its divisible offshore wind turbine. The European patent is in addition to earlier patents issued in Sweden, the USA and China.

The turbine is mounted on a buoyant underwater structure anchored in deep water. The wind turbine, tower and underwater structure are permanently joined and rotate as a single unit with water carrying the full weight of the structure which, similar to a sailing boat, is stabilized by the keel. The unit does not require a yaw system for the turbine to face the wind nor a pitching mechanism to turn the rotor blades. Accordingly, fewer moving parts incur lower maintenance and operating costs. The SeaTwirl S2, 1MW turbine is expected to be available in 2020. (Source: SeaTwirl, Offshore Eng., 20 Jan., 2020) Contact: SeaTwirl AB, Gabriel Strangberg, CEO, Managing Director, +46 70-480 55 29, www.seatwirl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  SeaTwirl,  Floating Wind,  Vertical Wind Turbine,  


CGE Energy Touting Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Tech. (Ind Report)
CGE Energy,
Date: 2019-09-09
Brighton, Michigan-based CGE Energy, Inc.reports it is advancing development of its WIND e20® vertical-axis wind turbine technology.

The 105-foot WIND e20® can be installed, maintained and removed without a crane and incorporates collapsible hydraulic blades.

CGE Energy has received four U.S. patents as well as one European patent for the WIND e20® These independent patents cover a fluid driven turbine that generates power from wind blowing from any direction, its generator and primary components located in the base of the turbine, and hydraulic locking joints within the turbine's segmented blades. (Source: CGE Energy, PR, GlobeNewswire, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: CGE Energy, Inc., Paul Schneider, VP Marketing, 248-446-1344, pschneider@cgeenergy.com, www.cgeenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CGE Energy,  Wind,  


Sauer WindCutters® Destined for Fogo Island, NL (Ind. Report)
Sauer Energy,North Wind Power
Date: 2018-04-06
Oxnard, California-based small vertical axis wind turbine specialist Sauer Energy is reporting the forthcoming order for 300 of its WindCutter® vertical axis wind turbines from North Wind Power Inc.

The turbines will be installed at the Fogo Island Producers Cooperative Seafood Processing Plant on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. (Source: Sauer Energy, Renewables Now, Others, April, 2018) Contact: NorthWind Power Inc., +63 2 815 9521, wind@mozcom.com, www.northwind-power.com; Sauer Energy, www.SauerEnergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sauer Energy,  North Wind Power,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


WindShark Wind Turbine Paired with Commercial Generator (Ind. Report)
MITU Resources,Windshark Turbine
Date: 2018-02-28
Republic of Columbia-based MITU Resources Inc., a publicly traded wind energy technology company, provided the following update regarding the current development and commercialization of Headwind Technologies' licensed WindShark self-starting vertical axis wind turbines.

The WindShark's proprietary vertical axis windmill incorporates three curved helical blades to capture airflow from any wind speed or direction while the generator component of the WindShark turbine converts that rotational energy into electricity.

The WindShark development team recently completed initial testing on a third-party manufactured generator that was shown to have a very low start-up resistance and started producing power at relatively low RPM.

WindShark vertical axis wind turbines are ideally suited for populated and low-wind environments as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with other renewable or traditional power sources. (Source: MITU Resources Inc, PR, NASDAQ, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: Headwind Technologies Windshark, www.headwindtechnologies.ca/store/p1/Wind_Shark.html; MITU Resources

More Low-Carbon Energy News Windshark,  Vertical Axis Wind Turbine,  Wind,  


SeaTwirl Awarded Energy Storage Patent (New Prod & Tech)
SeaTwirl
Date: 2018-01-10
SeaTwirl AB, the Swedish developer of a floating vertical axis wind turbine with folding blades, is reporting receipt of a U.S. patent for kenetic energy storage that uses flywheel technology to optimize the rotational speed of a wind turbine.

The solution works by moving mass to or from the center of rotation by which the output power can be maintained with less wind and thus be optimized to reduce fluctuations on the electric grid.(Source: SeaTwirl, offshoreWIND.biz, Jan., 2018) Contact: SeaTwirl, Gabriel Strängberg, CEO, https://seatwirl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Flywheel,  Floating Wind,  SeaTwirl ,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


SeaTwirl Awarded Energy Storage Patent (New Prod & Tech)
SeaTwirl
Date: 2018-01-10
SeaTwirl Date: 2018-01-10 SeaTwirl AB, the Swedish developer of a floating vertical axis wind turbine with folding blades, is reporting receipt of a U.S. patent for kenetic energy storage that uses flywheel technology to optimizes the rotational speed of a wind turbine.

The solution works by moving mass to or from the center of rotation by which the output power can be maintained with less wind and thus be optimized to reduce fluctuations on the electric grid.

SeaTwirl launched and installed its 30kW SeaTwirl S1 prototype turbine at the Lysekil test site in 2015. The device had endured all weather conditions including heavy storms, and the company is now in the process of developing a full-scale unit -- SeaTwirl S2. (Source: SeaTwirl, Jan., 2018) Contact: SeaTwirl AB, Gabriel Strangberg, Managing Director, +46 70-480 55 29, www.seatwirl.com

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VertAx Wind, U.of Edinburgh Ink C-Gen Licensing Agreement (Int'l)
VertAx Wind
Date: 2017-12-11
In the UK, Guildford, Surrey based vertical axis wind energy specialist VertAx Wind Ltd reports it has sealed its first commercial licensing agreement for the C-Gen Permanent Magnet Generator developed at the University of Edinburgh. The agreement enables VertAx to build the technology into its multi-megawatt vertical axis wind turbine which are presently under development.

The scaleable C-Gen is an air-cored, lightweight, "no cogging" design was developed under the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Programme, and it has since been demonstrated at various scales up to 1 MW. The design is suitable for tidal, wind and wave energy applications. (Source: VertAx Wind Ltd., Windpower, Various Media, 8 Dec., 2017) Contact: VertAx Wind, +44 01252 702165, info@vertaxwind.com, www.veretaxwind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertical Axis Wind,  Wind,  


CGE Energy Touts WIND-e20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (Ind. Report)
CGE Energy
Date: 2017-11-22
Brighton, Michigan-based CGE Energy is touting their patented flagship WIND-e20, a 105-foot vertical-axis wind turbine that can be installed, maintained and removed without a crane. The turbine is quiet, safe for birds, and its blades even collapse in storms -- all feats that help clear barriers for sustainable energy, according to the company.

CGE Energy says it makes it easy for businesses, local governments, and non-profits to receive the benefits of sustainable energy projects with no upfront cost. CGE selects the best facilities to partner with and turns their wasted energy into immediate and continuous savings by uniquely selling sustainability-as-a-service. CGE's proprietary Sustain business model delivers an exclusive combination of today's best energy efficiency and sustainable energy generation technologies, according to the company's release. (Source: CGE Energy, Nov., 2017) Contact: CGE Energy, Paul Schneider, (248) 445-1344, pschneider@cgeenergy.com, www.cgeenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CGE Energy,  Wind,  Vertical Axis Wind,  

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