LM Wind Power received its first patent back in 1968 for a special conveyor used to transfer live fish into a lorry. Since we began developing wind turbine blades in 1978, we have patented more than 190 inventions. The applications, of course, became more frequent as our development activities expanded.
Most of our current patents are within these fields:
- Lightning protection
- Blade aerodynamics
- Blade and rotor design
- Production technology
- Blade monitoring systems
- Service and inspection systems
Ideas: our most important raw material
The innovation and patents department at LM Wind Power have implemented a special Idea Management System, which helps employees come to the fore and share their new ideas. Chosen ideas are offered financial backups for experimentation. Our objective is to generate at least 80 completely new, well-considered ideas every single year.
Meet Sieglinde Jabs
Patent Administration, Manager
"Good ideas are appreciated and they also get implemented. It feels good to be a part of that."
Strength & endurance
Rigorous testing to ensure reliability throughout blade lifetime.
Every new LM Wind Power blade type is put through rigorous static and dynamic tests.
Technology is in our DNA
Our cutting-edge blade designs make wind power more compelling by reducing the cost of energy.
We create value for the long term