In competitive markets where every technological advance resulting in even a modicum of greater efficiency, proprietary breakthroughs are guarded extremely carefully. Keeping with that tradition, the developer and producer of small scale wind vertical axis wind turbines, Sauer Energy (OTCBB: SENY), announced it has landed its third U.S. Patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Covering aerodynamic features including air strakes on the inside of the blades, which direct air through the air jets, directional flaps to capture maximum airflow and the air disruptors on the backside of the blade that create less friction, Sauer Energy says the latest patent covers some of "the most revolutionary wind turbine design aspects for the maximum capture of wind energy."
"We intend to be the leader in wind energy technology by focusing our research and development on proprietary innovative designs to capture wind energy more efficiently, and cost effectively, than has ever been possible before," stated Sauer Energy President and CEO Dieter Sauer.
"We believe our patented and patent pending wind turbine technology holds great value for the renewable energy industry, and will provide us with barriers to entry and strong competitive advantages in the market as we focus on commercializing our technology in 2011," Sauer said.
Sauer says the features are designed to produce the ultimate dynamic in wind capture, along with the ease of a what is "practically plug and play" and virtually zero-maintenance product.
The company has several more patents pending and in development.