28 Jul '15, 8pm

A decision by the High Court of Justice in the U.K. has dealt a blow to turbine manufacturer Enercon concerning it…

A decision by the High Court of Justice in the U.K. has dealt a blow to turbine manufacturer Enercon concerning its patent related to power ramp-down after the cut-out wind speed. Enercon sued Siemens, DONG Energy and A2SEA for patent infringement, claiming that those companies used, purchased and installed wind turbines using its patented technology. Enercon first filed its patent in 1995 in Germany and has been commercially offering its so-called storm control technology on its own turbines for many years since. In invalidating the Enercon patent, the U.K. court had an interesting interpretation of a paper from E.A. Bossanyi, published in 1982, that evaluates the performance of the Boeing-built MOD-2 wind turbine that was contracted by NASA and erected in 1980. Essentially, the Bossanyi paper contemplates a method for power ramp-down that is specially adapted to the vari...

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