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Title: Vertical axis wind turbines

Abstract

A vertical axis wind turbine is described. The wind turbine can include a top ring, a middle ring and a lower ring, wherein a plurality of vertical airfoils are disposed between the rings. For example, three vertical airfoils can be attached between the upper ring and the middle ring. In addition, three more vertical airfoils can be attached between the lower ring and the middle ring. When wind contacts the vertically arranged airfoils the rings begin to spin. By connecting the rings to a center pole which spins an alternator, electricity can be generated from wind.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Miass, RU
  2. Rohnert Park, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016505
Patent Number(s):
7,902,688
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/937,370
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Krivcov, Vladimir, Krivospitski, Vladimir, Maksimov, Vasili, Halstead, Richard, and Grahov, Jurij. Vertical axis wind turbines. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Krivcov, Vladimir, Krivospitski, Vladimir, Maksimov, Vasili, Halstead, Richard, & Grahov, Jurij. Vertical axis wind turbines. United States.
Krivcov, Vladimir, Krivospitski, Vladimir, Maksimov, Vasili, Halstead, Richard, and Grahov, Jurij. Tue . "Vertical axis wind turbines". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016505.
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abstractNote = {A vertical axis wind turbine is described. The wind turbine can include a top ring, a middle ring and a lower ring, wherein a plurality of vertical airfoils are disposed between the rings. For example, three vertical airfoils can be attached between the upper ring and the middle ring. In addition, three more vertical airfoils can be attached between the lower ring and the middle ring. When wind contacts the vertically arranged airfoils the rings begin to spin. By connecting the rings to a center pole which spins an alternator, electricity can be generated from wind.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2011}
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