ArborWind readies turbine with a twist

Courtesy: Crain’s Detroit Business | Christine Snyder

CEO Dilip Nigam stands in front of the first prototype of ArborWind LLC's Darrieus wind turbine. The vertical-axis turbine, 55 feet tall, was erected recently in Marshall.

CEO Dilip Nigam stands in front of the first prototype of ArborWind LLC’s Darrieus wind turbine. The vertical-axis turbine, 55 feet tall, was erected recently in Marshall.

January 22, 2012

Dilip Nigam, CEO of ArborWind LLC, describes the wind turbine his Ann Arbor startup is developing and testing as “back to the future.”

Wind turbines may have a newfound market in the U.S. as a means to a viable renewable energy source, but they are hardly new. ArborWind has taken a new look at an old invention — the Darrieus wind turbine patented in the 1930s — and engineered it for relevance in the 21st century…

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