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Vertical axis wind turbine airfoil

United States Patent

December 18, 2012
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A vertical axis wind turbine airfoil is described. The wind turbine airfoil can include a leading edge, a trailing edge, an upper curved surface, a lower curved surface, and a centerline running between the upper surface and the lower surface and from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The airfoil can be configured so that the distance between the centerline and the upper surface is the same as the distance between the centerline and the lower surface at all points along the length of the airfoil. A plurality of such airfoils can be included in a vertical axis wind turbine. These airfoils can be vertically disposed and can rotate about a vertical axis.
Krivcov; Vladimir (Chelyabinsk Region, RU), Krivospitski; Vladimir (Chelyabinsk Region, RU), Maksimov; Vasili (Chelyabinsk Region, RU), Halstead; Richard (Rohnert Park, CA), Grahov; Jurij Vasiljevich (Chelyabinsk Region, RU)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 042,390
March 7, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED R&D This invention was made with government support under USIC CRADA BG 02-182(00) and under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.