INFLOW public documents and background information on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines.

Scientific Publications

A review of state-of-the-art in torque generation and control of floating vertical-axis wind turbines

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The paper was given at the Euromech Colloquium , “583 – Scientific and technological challenges in offshore vertical axis wind turbines”, 7-9th of September, 2016


Development and numerical validation of an aero-servo-elastic code for floating vertical-axis wind turbines

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This scientific paper has been published within the framework of the EUROMECH Colloquium on Scientific and Technological Challenges in Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines, 2016.


Efficiency Improvement of Vertical-axis Wind Turbines with Counter-rotating Lay-out

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This scientific paper has been published in the framework of the Wind Europe Summit 2016, 27.-29. September, in Hamburg. [WindEurope (EWEA) Proceedings (2016)]


Potential life-cycle cost reductions for offshore floating wind energy

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This presentation was part of an international workshop on Life-Cycle Costing of Offshore Wind Turbines and Farms
at University of Maryland, 1 October 2015


Vertical axis wind turbine design load cases investigation and comparison with horizontal axis wind turbine

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This paper is a contribution to 13th Deep Sea Offhore Wind R&D Conference, 20-22 January 2016


INFLOW offshore test site
Official INFLOW offshore test site permitting document in French language

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This document specifies the INFLOW offshore test site in the Mediterranean Sea



Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
The History of the DOE Program

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French inventor Georges Jean Marie Darrieus filed the first patent for a modern type of vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) in France in 1925...