Wind turbine blades, wind turbines, and wind farms having increased power output

Patent Number: 10,400,743
Issued: 9/3/2019
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Abstract: A wind turbine blade having a geometry that decreases the distance downstream at which freestream momentum is recovered is disclosed. The blade design increases the loading on the inboard portion of the blade and unloads the tip portion relative to a conventional blade designed to maximize power coefficient. A wind farm having a reduced inter-turbine distance and including one or more wind turbines having the new blade designs is also disclosed.
Filed: 12/22/2015
Application Number: 14/979,080
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.