13th November 2017
The European Patent Office, EPO, has granted the wind power company SeaTwirl a patent for a dynamic turbine. The patent is part of the same patent family as the patent approved by US authorities in April.
The dynamic turbine can fold its blades to become flat, thus enabling it to withstand much higher wind speeds. This makes it possible to construct the turbine with less material and placing it where there is risk of hurricanes, cyclones or typhoons, which opens up whole new markets. A regular turbine dimensioned to withstand such extreme winds would be a lot more expensive to build.
“The granted patent is part of our strategic plan to build a broad patent portfolio and thus laying the foundation for a strong market position in the growing market of floating offshore wind power”, says Gabriel Strängberg, CEO of SeaTwirl.