Horizontal-axis wind turbine, nacelle, gear transmission
Wind energy turbine design
Conventional horizontal-axis wind turbines require a geared transmission, which tends to be large, heavy, prone to failure, and leads to losses.
The invention describes two concepts to address the need to avoid the need for gear transmission.
Professor David Gordon Wilson (Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
US Patent Application Number 13/545027, filed on July 10, 2012
PCT Patent Application Number PCT/US2012/046362, filed on July 12, 2012
Last revised: April 30, 2013