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Title: Vertical axis wind turbine airfoil

A vertical axis wind turbine airfoil is described. The wind turbine airfoil can include a leading edge, a trailing edge, an upper curved surface, a lower curved surface, and a centerline running between the upper surface and the lower surface and from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The airfoil can be configured so that the distance between the centerline and the upper surface is the same as the distance between the centerline and the lower surface at all points along the length of the airfoil. A plurality of such airfoils can be included in a vertical axis wind turbine. These airfoils can be vertically disposed and can rotate about a vertical axis.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1082348
Report Number(s):
8,333,564
13/042,390
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING