Clean Green Energy announced that it has been issued company a patent covering the WIND e20 vertical axis wind turbine which the company terms as “the face of distributed wind power in the future.”
The patent, issued by the U.S. Patent Office, explains a fluid driven turbine that uses a rotor which rotates at an axis transverse to the fluid flow.
Wind-powered electrical generators in current use commonly employ a horizontal-axis, propeller-like, wind turbine to capture power from air flowing parallel to the rotational axis of the turbine blades.
However, as the wind direction changes, traditional turbines are disadvantaged because they must be mounted so they pivot on horizontally to face directly into the wind.
“Being able to produce power from any wind direction is an advantage WIND e20 has over the traditional horizontal wind turbines you see in large wind farms,” said Bryan Zaplitny, president and CEO of CGE and an inventor of the patent.
Zaplitny, along with Rupert de Salis, CGE’s lead engineer, invented the patent. The company has three other patents pending on their proprietary 105-foot turbine.
Burtek Enterprises of Chesterfield, Michigan has been selected as the strategic manufacturing and assembly partner of the WIND e20 and is currently designing the assembly line to manufacture in quantity.