Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) developer Kitemill has appointed Torben Baun to support the Norwegian scale-up’s innovation department in efforts to accelerate commercialisation.
His latest post at Vestas was as Senior Specialist in Vestas' Innovation and Concept department. For the past five years, Mr Baun worked as the inventor of Vestas' new modular nacelle concept. He progressed from generating the idea to presenting the full concept to Vestas' management and board. The advantage of the architecture allows Vestas to use modules across different platforms, giving customers the opportunity to design their own products. The new modular nacelle concept has so far been implemented in the latest version of the Vestas Enventus platform, 6-7.2 MW V162 and V172 rotors, as well as in the flagship offshore 15 MW V236.