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Title:
VERTICAL-AXIS WIND TURBINE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/091374
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vertical-axis wind turbine and methods for using the same are provided. The vertical-axis wind turbine has a substantially cylindrical rotor assembly having a lower circular frame member and a spaced upper circular frame member and a plurality of substantially vertical blades connected to and extending between the respective lower and upper frame members. At least one electrical generator having a rotative wheel is mechanically coupled to a portion of the rotor assembly. A plurality of support members are configured to rotatively support the rotor assembly about a vertical axis of the wind turbine at a spaced distance from a ground surface.

Inventors:
YOUNG, Richard, Nils (46 Brighton Road, Atlanta, GA, 30309, US)
Application Number:
US2010/023523
Publication Date:
August 12, 2010
Filing Date:
February 08, 2010
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Assignee:
YOUNG, Richard, Nils (46 Brighton Road, Atlanta, GA, 30309, US)
International Classes:
F03D5/00; F03D3/00; F03D5/04; F03D11/00
Foreign References:
JP2006183650A2006-07-13
KR100381614B12003-04-26
KR100490683B12005-05-19
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DECARLO, Kean, J. (BALLARD SPAHR LLP, Suite 1000 999 Peachtree Stree, Atlanta GA, 30309-3915, US)
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