Patent Number: 8,657,582

Title: Lightning protection mesh

Abstract: A lightning protection mesh for a blade of a wind turbine comprising a first set of wires running in a first direction, and a second set of wires running in a second, different direction. The mesh has at least one tapered end at which wires from at least one of the first and second set of wires run together. The total conducting cross-sectional area formed by the wires in the tapered end is maintained within the tapered end, and the wires are bundled at the tapered end to provide an electrical connection to the mesh.

Inventors: Hibbard; Paul (Putney, GB)

Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S

International Classification: F01D 25/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-02-25 0:00:00