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Wind turbine rotor blade with in-plane sweep and devices using same, and methods for making same

United States Patent

June 24, 2014
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A wind turbine includes a rotor having a hub and at least one blade having a torsionally rigid root, an inboard section, and an outboard section. The inboard section has a forward sweep relative to an elastic axis of the blade and the outboard section has an aft sweep.
Wetzel; Kyle Kristopher (Lawrence, KS)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 009,901
January 23, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention as provided for by the terms of Contract No. ZAM-7-13320-26 awarded by the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Division, under Prime Contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093 with the U.S. Department of Energy.