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1. (KR1020090005120) WIND POWER PLANT COMPRISING A STEERABLE KITE

Office : Republic of Korea
Application Number: 1020087026658 Application Date: 30.10.2008
Publication Number: 1020090005120 Publication Date: 12.01.2009
Publication Kind : A
IPC:
F03D 9/00
F03D 11/00
F03D 11/04
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
D
WIND MOTORS
9
Adaptations of wind motors for special use; Combinations of wind motors with apparatus driven thereby
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
D
WIND MOTORS
11
Details, component parts, or accessories not provided for in, or of interest apart from, the other groups of this subclass
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
D
WIND MOTORS
11
Details, component parts, or accessories not provided for in, or of interest apart from, the other groups of this subclass
04
Mounting structures
CPC:
F03D 5/00
F05B 2240/921
Y02E 10/70
Applicants: SKYSAILS GMBH&CO. KG
Inventors: WRAGE STEPHEN
BRABECK STEPHAN
Priority Data: 2006 2006005389 31.03.2006 DE
Title: (EN) WIND POWER PLANT COMPRISING A STEERABLE KITE
Abstract:
(EN) The invention relates to a device for converting wind energy to mechanical energy. Said device comprises a wind-impacted element connected to a base station via a traction rope, a traction rope reservoir, arranged on the base station and adapted to receive a section of the traction rope, a control device adapted to cyclically veer the traction rope from the traction rope reservoir and haul it, an energy converter, adapted to convert energy from the wind power transmitted by the wind-impacted element via the traction rope and the movement of the section of the traction rope veered from the traction rope reservoir to an electrical, thermodynamical or mechanical form of energy, a steering device adapted to generate a steering movement by a first axis or in a first direction of the wind-impacted element relative to the air current, a control unit adapted to bring, by means of the steering device, the wind-impacted element into a flying position with low rope traction after veering of the section of the traction rope and for bringing the section of the traction rope into a flying position with high rope traction once the section of the traction rope is hauled. The invention is characterized in that the wind-impacted element has an aerodynamic profile which generates, when wind impacts it in a direction perpendicular to the traction rope, a lift in the direction of the traction rope. The steering device is adapted to generate a steering movement of the wind-impacted element relative to the air current in a second direction or by a second axis that is different from the first direction or axis. The control unit is adapted to displace the wind-impacted element on a predetermined trajectory in a plane of travel perpendicular to the traction rope. ©KIPO&WIPO 2009