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Title: Wind turbine rotor blade with in-plane sweep and devices using same, and methods for making 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:
 [1]
  1. (Lawrence, KS)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
958677
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) NREL
Patent Number(s):
7,344,360
Application Number:
10/953,040
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