Inflatable Wind Turbine Blade and Attachment Mechanism

Nicole Mendoza (Inventor), Nicholas Johnson (Inventor), Derek Berry (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Among other things, the present disclosure relates to a wind turbine rotor blade that can be assembled at the site of its wind turbine. The blade includes an internal structure which may be pre-fabricated with connections to the shell skin prior to being transported to the site of its wind turbine. A filler material may be injected into the layers of fabric making up the shell skin at the wind turbine site and allowed to harden at approximately atmospheric conditions.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent numberU.S. 11,988,191 B2
Filing date21/05/24
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5000-89987


  • pre-fabricated structure
  • resin transfer molding (RTM)
  • vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
  • wind turbine rotor

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