Wind turbine 

Client: Windpower - UK 2004
Engineering: Wind Power Limited & Consultant Engineers
Designers: Grimshaw Industrial Design (run by Billings Jackson)

JvStedingk Capacity: Co-designer


Development concept for a 10 MegaWatt vertical-axis wind turbine, with 300m wing span. Its particular aeronautical qualities allows the scaling up to higher power output than the conventional horizontal-axis type. It also makes off-shore mooring possible.



The brief consisted in working with Wind Power Limited to make its concept architecturally compelling in order to complement a bid by Grimshaw Architects for the redevelopment of the Las Palmas harbour. Wind Power Limited is continuing to develop the technology.


Construction of scaled-down 7 kW proof-of-concept prototype.

All images ©Wind Power Limited