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Structural shape for wind tower members

United States Patent

8,910,446
December 16, 2014
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One of the major structural components in a space frame tower is the tower leg. A novel and nonobvious tower leg structure is provided which provides significant advantages and benefits over previously available structures.
Oliphant; David (West Jordan, UT), Andersen; Todd (Heber City, UT)
GE Wind Energy, LLC (Greenville, SC)
12/ 638,982
December 15, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING STATE OF CALIFORNIA SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with State of California support under California Energy Commission grant number PIR-04-012. The Energy Commission has certain rights in this invention.