Tapered Composite Wind Turbine Tower Utilizing CNC-Machined Pultruded Lineals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85574
Agency Tracking Number: 90612
Amount: $998,853.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 20 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Small Business Information
651 Anita St., STE B8, Chula Vista, CA, 91911
DUNS: 330493052
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Johnson
 Mr.
 (619) 423-9360
 5davidj@ebertcomposites.com
Business Contact
 Scott Garrett
Title: Mr.
Phone: (619) 423-9360
Email: 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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