AERODYNAMIC FLOW DEFLECTORS (AFD)

  • Can be applied to any current turbine operating or new blade design

  • It is passive and does not require external power to function

  • The aerodynamic elements are shaped as flat plates or thin airfoils

  • Takes advantage of low-mid wind speeds (high demand) to capture the radial component of the velocity.

  • Can be combined with vortex generators (VGs)

  • Wind tunnel and field tests validation

  • Proven scalability up to 260ft (78m) rotor diameter

  • 3rd party tests validations including the GE 1.5MW SLE turbine at NREL's NWTC showing up to 4% Annual Energy Production (AEP) increase following the IEC 61400-12-1 industry standard

  • Exclusive license - US and International issued patents

AFDs SPECIFICATIONS

  • Fiberglass epoxy laminate (superior durability and strength)

  • Contoured to match blade surface for maximum adhesion

  • Large stress safety margins at each location

  • Coated to match blade topcoat and erosion resistance

  • Bonded to fiberglass surface of blade using structural adhesive (no tapes) to withstand maximum load forces

  • Deflectors installed within 1 day for minimum down time

PRODUCTS AND RETROFIT

Small wind kit and installation

Distributed wind kit and installation

Utility scale wind kit and installation

Tidal energy kit and installation

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