Proof of concept – Upscale Triblade rotor tested on wind turbine

Winfoor has installed an upscale Triblade rotor for testing on a wind turbine. The prototype rotor has diameter of 22m and it has been built by Winfoor in cooperation with Marstrom Composite. It is co-funded by the European Commission through the SME Instrument program. The installation  demonstrates the validity of the Triblade technology under real conditions and for a longer period.

Triblade rotor on a wind turbine.

The demonstration of the prototype represents a major leap forward in the project and I’m excited to see how well things have advanced. I would like to thank all our partners who have made this possible, says Rikard Berthilsson, CEO of Winfoor.

Installation of Triblade rotor.

The Triblade technology has potential to cut costs dramatically in both production and transportation of rotor blades. It will also allow for making longer blades than what is possible with standard blade design. The disruptive technology represents a paradigm shift to the rotor blade industry. It can reduce cost of wind energy and accelerate the transition to greater use of wind power worldwide.

Installation of Triblade rotor.

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