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BLADETIPS ENERGY

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Offshore floating wind turbine without mast

profilePhoto   Philippe Mattia
Linksium Contact Philippe Mattia +33 (0)4 57 13 81 65 philippe.mattia@linksium.fr
BLADETIPS ENERGY Rogelio Lozano, CEO +33 (0)6 52 12 24 31 rogelio@bladetipsenergy.com

Benefits

  • Reduced cost wind power generation

Key words

  • Wind-powered
  • Offshore
  • Drone
  • Energy

Intellectual Property

  • 2 patents

Laboratory

  • GIPSA-LAB

Institutions

  • CNRS
  • GRENOBLE INP
  • UGA

Linksium Continuum

  • Maturation
  • Incubation

Results

  • Incorporated startups

Context

This technology provides an answer to the search for renewable energy sources that are economically viable. In Europe, the market potential corresponding to offshore wind farms is estimated at 140 GW, i.e. approximately 600 billion Euros.

Technology

Energy is produced using a flywheel rotor that supplies a land-based generator. The length of the cable makes it possible to catch the wind at an altitude of 300 m, where it is at its strongest and is constant and predictable.
In conventional wind systems, the energy generated is mostly captured by the tips of the blades. Bladetips offers an alternative solution that uses the tips of the blades but remains free of the mast, the central part of the rotor and the base.
Unlike conventional wind turbines, this system does not cause the floating base to sway, which makes it possible to use a much more economical floating base.

Advantages

The quantity of materials needed for construction is 90% less than for a traditional solution. Electricity production per km² is increased by 15%. Overall, the initial cost of a wind farm is reduced by 60%.

State of progress

More than 10 small-scale traction prototypes have been developed and flight tested in a wind tunnel, making it possible to simulate actual flight conditions. Energy production cycles were performed on several prototypes.

Applications

The application of this technology is for floating wind farms.