Rim Advantages

Utilizes Efficient Rim-Driven Technology
  • Supports the blades at the tips eliminating cantilevering
  • Prevents blades from hitting tower during storms or harmonic gusts
  • Eliminates the gearbox and allows the generators to be lower on the tower resulting in a lower center of gravity, greatly reducing loads on the tower created by waves
  • Avoids the extreme high torque when energy is captured at the hub
  • Flywheel effect smooths out electrical production
  • Having the blades supported at the tips eliminates blade fatigue caused by wave motion
  • Allows for thinner and far more aerodynamically efficient blades
  • Allows the design to withstand much higher winds 
  • Allows for steel cupped wheels
  • The wheel is inherently one of the strongest designs known

 Offshore Rim Advantage