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Self-Erecting, In-Situ Manufactured, Wind Energy Tower, Development of Nacelle…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84343
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82915
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Self-Erecting, In-Situ Manufactured, Wind Energy Tower, Development of Nacelle Assembly Lifting System
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84868
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Large utility scale wind turbines are getting so large that transportation limitations are driving final, onsite assembly costs.  To address this problem, this project will design an apparatus for placing wind turbine components ¿ the nacelle, generator, gear box, rotor, and blades ¿ on top of an in situ fabricated, self-erecting tower, without using an external crane. The self-erecting tower itself, known as UltraTall, is the result of project funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The current project builds on UltraTall ¿ in which a (1/15) reduced scale, 5.3 meter tall, 4 section, self-erecting tower was fabricated and tested ¿ thereby demonstrating the feasibility of in situ fabrication and self-erection. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: An enabling technology for the production of self-erecting towers should lower the costs of wind energy will be lower cost by 20% or more. This will accelerate the implementation of wind energy and speed progress toward the renewable energy goals of the United States.

Principal Investigator:

Jerald E. Jones
Dr
3032797942
jonesje1@aol.com

Business Contact:

Jerald E. Jones
Dr
3032797942
jonesje1@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Native American Technologies Company (n. A. Tech.
P.O.Box 39 Golden, CO 80402

EIN/Tax ID: 841250849
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No