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Title: Wind turbine rotor blade with in-plane sweep and devices using the same, and methods for making the same

A wind turbine includes a rotor having a hub and at least one blade having a torsionally rigid root, an inboard section, and an outboard section. The inboard section has a forward sweep relative to an elastic axis of the blade and the outboard section has an aft sweep.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1136393
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) GFO
Patent Number(s):
8,757,982
Application Number:
12/009,901
Contract Number:
AC36-83CH10093
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING