Patent Number: 6,309,172

Title: Wind turbine with low vertical axis

Abstract: A wind module includes a base plate, a turbine rotatably mounted on the base plate, a plurality of directional fins carried by the base plate peripherally adjacent said turbine, and a cover plate over the turbine and plurality of directional fins. The cover plate may have a domed shape. The plurality of vertical blades may be eight or more in number. In addition, each vertical blade may have an asymmetrical profile based on an aircraft wing which favors a double thrust and drag effect The directional fins may also have an asymmetrical profile to accelerate wind flow. The turbine, base plate, cover plate, and each of the directional fins is preferably integrally formed as a single piece to facilitate assembly.

Inventors: Gual; Georges (F - 83200 Toulon, FR)


International Classification: F03D 3/04 (20060101); F03D 3/00 (20060101); F03D 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018