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FTP Engineering

Product: Wind turbine with integrated solar panels
Project type: Research and concept development
Client type: Inventor

A Savonius style rotor was chosen as its blade form factor allows for large surface area solar panels. Flexible, reasonably priced, and common CIGS photovoltaic panels cleanly adhere to the curved blade contours. First level calculations were completed on expected power output. The turbine and panels are sized for residential or small commercial use. The design is easy to manufacture and can be easily assembled on site which reduce purchase price and installation cost, accelerating the consumers return on investment.

Wind Map
Research good locations for wind/solar system
Alternate turbines
Research alternate wind turbine form factors
Select flexible CIGS solar panels
Designed Turbine
Converge on Savonius with design for manufacturability
Estimated energy calculations
Estimated energy calculations