Posts tagged: Fuji Heavy Industries

Wind-turbine designers are warming up to an alternative to the three-bladed rotors

By Peter Fairley Several major wind-power companies are testing a departure from the industry‚Äôs standard three-bladed turbine design by dropping one of the three blades and spinning the rotor 180 degrees to face downwind. The design presents engineering challenges, but the hope is that it could greatly improve the economics of offshore wind power. By […]