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Greenward Technologies Announces a Major Advance in Wind Turbine Tower Technology
Greenward Technologies, Inc. has added patent pending ISO-e tower technology to its growing wind energy technology portfolio. ISO-e is a revolutionary new tower design and manufacturing process that solves current problems with wind turbine towers.
According to Ed Salter, the company's CTO, “ISO-e is a revolutionary new tower design and manufacturing process that will reduce the structural steel content by at least 50%, resulting in a large decrease in manufacturing cost, and should make the tower virtually ‘typhoon-proof’
The company provided the following additional information:
Salter further stated that “In addition to providing solutions to critical issues currently faced by manufacturers, insurers, and wind energy developers, the technology offers a number of other benefits as well. The completed tower demonstrates a much higher damping ratio than conventional all-steel construction in addition to its greatly increased buckling strength. This reduces tower sway and provides for large reductions in radiated noise levels. In addition, a thin, chloride-resistant outer layer may be applied to towers destined for offshore or near-shore installations, and the outside may be colored to match the environment, providing a more pleasing appearance. ISO-e results in higher performance and more attractive towers at a much lower cost.”
The company is currently seeking qualified tower manufacturers to license this technology.
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Greenward Technologies is an “incubator”