On many sea shores around the world high speed winds fall down from mountains and flow horizontally over the sea surface close to the shore. A new wind turbine design is presented which is able to catch this energy. The engine is intended to be mounted on a bridge between two ship bodies similar to a catamaran.
Wind enters horizontally — the wind turbine resembling a very large jet engine — and is reduced in speed by a diffuser. The blade arrangement is similar to a last stage steam turbine ahead of a condenser. Power is produced by this single stage reaction turbine. The deficiency of flow power at the turbine outlet is counteracted by energy from the surrounding air flow by feeding bypass air into the outlet area behind the rotor blades.
The now increased flow carries sufficient flow power to pass through the outlet diffuser and to reach the pressure conditions behind the wind turbine. The wind turbine rotor drives the electrical power generator via a planetary gear box. Hydrogen and Oxygen generated by electrolysers are proposed to be used as energy storage.