Patent for Wind Turbine Without Blades or Tower Granted

May 23, 2019

New Design Based on Jet Engine Principlesand Solar Power

 

Filed in 2015, Bob Burkett, a Dallas based independent inventor has been granted a patent entitled the Solar Powered Compressor Fan Driven Turbine Grid Scale Electricity Generation System. US Patent No. 9,797,380 has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and extends until 2035. 

A typical windmill style system consists of blades, a nacelle and a tower. In this unique invention, the nacelle sits on the ground and is surrounded by solar panels that charge batteries and power compressor fans that force compressed air into the nacelle that turns a turbine connected to a generator that sends electricity to the grid, powers the compressor fans, charge the batteries and for internal operations. The turbine is surrounded by a vented air tank that protects birds.

The cost of a tower for a typical wind turbine represents 35% of the overall cost with the cost of the blades at 25%. Even with the added solar panels, compressor fans, a Master Control Unit and technological improvements it represents a 50% cost reduction over a standard wind turbine. Transportation and installation costs are also dramatically reduced. The unique design allows the turbines to be placed in an urban or rural environment and supplement existing wind and solar farms. Inventor Bob Burkett states, “This is a game changer. The commercial possibilities are endless."

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