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Phyllis R Heronemus: Offshore wind turbine with multiple wind rotors and floating system. Ocean Wind Energy Systems, July 11, 2006: US07075189 (121 worldwide citation)

A wind energy conversion system optimized for offshore application. Each wind turbine includes a semi-submersible hull with ballast weight that is moveable to increase the system's stability. Each wind turbine has an array of rotors distributed on a tower to distribute weight and loads and to improv ...


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Dan Keith McCoin: Wind energy conversion system. WECS, August 29, 2006: US07098552 (97 worldwide citation)

A wind energy conversion system includes upper and lower wind turbines having counter-rotating blade assemblies supported for rotation about a vertical rotation axis, with each blade assembly carrying a rotor for rotation past a stator to produce an electrical output. The wind turbines are supported ...


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Dan Keith McCoin: Wind energy conversion system. WECS, October 3, 2006: US07116006 (96 worldwide citation)

A wind energy conversion system includes upper and lower wind turbines having counter-rotating blade assemblies supported for rotation about a vertical rotation axis, with each blade assembly carrying a rotor for rotation past a stator to produce an electrical output. The wind turbines are supported ...


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Dan Keith McCoin: Wind energy conversion system. WECS, October 4, 2005: US06952058 (89 worldwide citation)

A wind energy conversion system includes upper and lower wind turbines having counter-rotating blade assemblies supported for rotation about a vertical rotation axis, with each blade assembly carrying a rotor for rotation past a stator to produce an electrical output. The wind turbines are supported ...


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Francis J McCabe: Wind energy conversion system. Frank J Benasutti, February 4, 1997: US05599172 (72 worldwide citation)

A wind energy conversion system employs a wind turbine means mounted on a frame, said wind turbine having a venturi configured shroud with a core and a plurality of blades fixedly mounted between the core and the throat of the venturi. The blades have an air foil design consisting essentially of an ...


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Arlin C Lewis: Solar-wind energy conversion system. Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, January 19, 1982: US04311011 (59 worldwide citation)

A combined solar-wind energy conversion system in which the combined effects of solar and wind energy are utilized in raising water from a lower to an upper water storage tank to increase its potential energy for generation of electricity. Incoming solar energy heats water to form steam which is tem ...


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Arlin C Lewis: Solar-wind energy conversion system. July 31, 1984: US04462213 (58 worldwide citation)

A combined solar-wind energy conversion system in which the combined effects of solar and wind energy are utilized in raising water from a lower to an upper water storage tank to increase its potential energy for generation of electricity. Incoming solar energy heats water to form steam which is tem ...


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Lloyd I Biscomb: Multiple wind turbine tethered airfoil wind energy conversion system. Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 25, 1981: US04285481 (56 worldwide citation)

A plurality of wind turbines are supported aloft on the same tethered airfoil which is provided with devices for orienting the wind turbines into the wind. Various ways and devices are described for converting the wind energy into electrical power and for connecting and providing the plural outputs ...


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William R Benoit: Lighter than air wind energy conversion system utilizing a rotating envelope. Robert P Gibson, Anthony T Lane, Saul Elbaum, May 22, 1984: US04450364 (51 worldwide citation)

A lighter-than-air (LTA) wind energy conversion system (WECS) wherein the LTA envelope carries a main rotor and electrical generator to take advantage of high wind speeds available at high altitudes. The LTA envelope is adapted to rotate with the main rotor and is tethered to a ground based mooring ...


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Ernest E Rogers: Wind energy conversion system. Felt Products Mfg Co, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, January 22, 1985: US04495423 (39 worldwide citation)

A wind powered device on a support structure is provided with a drive shaft mounted for rotation about its axis on the support structure and is coupled to an electric generator connected to a utility power grid.



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