22-meter Triblade tested on wind turbine | Marstrom Composite
Winfoor has installed a 22-meter Triblade rotor for testing on a wind turbine.
Earlier this year, Winfoor installed an upscale Triblade rotor for testing on a wind turbine. The prototype rotor has diameter a of 22 meters 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 tests demonstrate the validity of the Triblade technology under real conditions and during a longer period of time.
The tests are ongoing and with promising results.
Triblade rotor on turbine.
The demonstration of the prototype represents a major leap forward in the project and I’m excited to see how well things are advancing right now. 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 can 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, where it can reduce cost of wind energy and accelerate the transition to greater use of wind power worldwide.
The Triblade technology is most suitable for blades that are longer than 60m and the current prototype is not intended for sale.
Source: Winfoor AB - Sweden - http://winfoor.com