2022 Prototype Design Development Awardee: RRD Engineering

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The innovative BladeRunner distributed wind turbine concept from RRD Engineering will address the need for dependable, efficient, and affordable midsize turbines to power operations in the commercial, industrial, agricultural, military, governmental, and institutional sectors. The inventive design funded by this Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) award reduces LCOE by using materials and components that cost and weigh less than those found in conventional turbines, while delivering savings related to manufacturing and maintenance requirements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-87082


  • CIP
  • competitiveness improvement project
  • distributed wind energy
  • distributed wind energy prototype design and development


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