Tapered Composite Wind Turbine Tower Utilizing CNC-Machined Pultruded Lineals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$998,853.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85574
Award Id:
94445
Agency Tracking Number:
90612
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
20 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
651 Anita St., STE B8, Chula Vista, CA, 91911
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
330493052
Principal Investigator:
David Johnson
Mr.
(619) 423-9360
5davidj@ebertcomposites.com
Business Contact:
Scott Garrett
Mr.
(619) 423-9360
garrett@ebertcomposites.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The wind turbine industry is in need of lighter weight and lower cost support towers. Composite materials can offer many advantages to small wind systems. But also, the technology developed in the Phase I can apply to very large wind turbines up to 5 MW, and in environments of the future, such as off-shore in the US in deep water.During Phase I, Ebert Composites has developed a hybrid composite pole support that can be adapted to very large wind turbine structures. Working with the University of Maine, Ebert has developed a low cost hybrid pole structure that has great potential for off-shore applications. Additionally, the technology can scale to any sized installation including small wind at 100 KW.Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Ebert

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