Luetze Hans Henning, Rieken Stefan, Meyer Dietmar: Wind farm and method for operating same. Gen Electric, October 13, 2004: EP1467463-A1 (25 worldwide citation)

A wind farm with at least two wind turbines (1, 2, 3, 4) connected to a power grid is provided, said wind farm further comprising a control unit (5) connected to said at least two wind turbines (1, 2, 3, 4), and a sensor unit (6) connected to said power grid and said control unit (5), wherein said s ...

Gaudencio A Labrador: Rein-deer kite and its control systems. July 25, 1995: US05435259 (25 worldwide citation)

What has been created is a new device that is used to take benefits from the energy of the high altitude winds for purposes of doing work and to produce usable and storable energy such as electricity, compressed air, etc., without using fuel. This device maybe in the form of an ordinary glider kite ...

Ralph A Morrill: Wind energy metering and recording systems. May 22, 1979: US04155252 (25 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting and metering wind energy and recording the total integrated energy or power levels over any desired period of time. The system emphasizes simplicity of design to achieve: a transducer sensitive to the presence of winds that embodies a means of generating a voltage which is a f ...

Aloys Wobben: Wind energy system with adjustment of the sound level. February 10, 2004: US06688841 (25 worldwide citation)

In a method for enabling a wind energy system to stay within noise immission limits, the rotational speed of the turbine rotor is reduced as soon as set values are reached in terms of sound level, wind speed, direction of the wind or time of the day. The second part of the inventive method consists ...

Letas Heinz Hermann, Limbeck Volker, Scheibe Klaus, Lehmann Eberhard, Wilmes Thomas, Venker Michael: Lightning protection system for wind turbines. Repower Systems, Stemmann Technik, August 31, 2005: EP1568883-A2 (24 worldwide citation)

The wind energy generator has a propeller (2) driven generator in a housing (4) that is mounted on a pillar (5). The system is protected against lightning strikes (1) by a conductor system (10,11,12) coupled to ground (7). The system uses a slip ring and brush to connect between rotary and stationar ...

Kermit I Harner, Frank R Niessen, Robert Sherman: Blade pitch angle control for large wind turbines. United Technologies Corporation, John Swiatocha, April 7, 1987: US04656362 (24 worldwide citation)

A blade pitch angle control system for a wind turbine includes an improved control means (95) for providing a minimum pitch angle reference signal indicative of desired blade pitch at wind velocities less than rated. The control means includes means (35 and 30) for providing signals indicative of ge ...

Lorenzo Battisti: Anti-icing system for wind turbines. Cesari and McKenna, Patricia A Sheehan, December 29, 2009: US07637715 (23 worldwide citation)

A de-icing and anti-icing arrangement for a Wind Energy Converting System (WECS), a WECS comprising a de-icing and anti-icing arrangement and a method for preventing and eliminating ice accretion on the rotor blades of a WECS are provided. The WECS comprises a tower, a rotor having a plurality of bl ...

Shashikanth Suryanarayanan, Aaron Avagliano, Corneliu Barbu: Vibration damping method for variable speed wind turbines. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, September 9, 2008: US07423352 (23 worldwide citation)

A vibration damping technique for a wind turbine system is described. The wind turbine system includes a vibration damper, which provides a variable signal to control torque produced by a generator of the wind turbine system. The variable signal is based on generator speed and has a first local peak ...

Zancai Lucio: (De) Flügel für windturbinen mit vertikaler drehachse, (En) Blade for wind turbines with a vertical rotational axis. Ropatec, Zancai Lucio, OBEROSLER Ludwig, November 27, 2008: WO/2008/141813 (23 worldwide citation)

(EN) The invention relates to a blade for wind turbines with a vertical rotational axis, said blade being supported by a single arm (2), which projects radially from a hub (1) that is mounted to rotate (R) around the vertical axis (A). Said blade has a substantially elliptical linear (3) or hastate ...

James C Bradley, Sunil K Jain, Rodney J Klinger, Joseph T Penaloza: Air power energy transformation to electrical energy for hybrid electric vehicle applications. International Truck Intellectual Property Company, Jeffrey P Calfa, Mark C Bach, Gerald W Askew, September 7, 2010: US07789182 (22 worldwide citation)

A vehicle having one or more small vehicle-mounted electricity generating wind turbines located within an area of wind recirculation. The electricity generated is used to recharge vehicle batteries, partially power an auxiliary electric propulsion motor, or supply vehicle parasitic loads.

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