07893556 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 34 patents.

A bearingless floating wind turbine has a tall narrow main support structure with a center of buoyancy located well above the center of gravity to provide stability to the wind turbine while supported for rotation in a body of water, a vertical axis turbine blade extends from the main support structure and rotates together under a wind, and a non-rotating shaft extends through the main support structure with a vertical axis direct drive generator connected between the main support structure and the non-rotating shaft to produce electricity when the main support structure rotates. An anchor line connected to the non-rotating shaft prevents the floating wind turbine from drifting in a body of water.

Title
Vertical axis wind turbine with direct drive generator
Application Number
12/780967
Publication Number
7893556 (B1)
Application Date
May 17, 2010
Publication Date
February 22, 2011
Inventor
Jack W Wilson Jr
Palm Beach Gardens
FL, US
Joseph D Brostmeyer
Jupiter
FL, US
John E Ryznic
Palm Beach Gardens
FL, US
Agent
John Ryznic
Assignee
Florida Turbine Technologies
FL, US
IPC
F03D 3/04
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