Published: 22 June 2018 22 June 2018
CGE Energy (CGE) has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent No. 9,970,410 to the company, entitled, “Installation and erection assembly for an elongated structure.”
This patent covers the proprietary equipment used for the elivery and crane-less installation of CGE Energy’s WIND e20 vertical axis wind turbine. CGE’s newly issued patent covers a hydraulic installation frame, devised to support their WIND e20 turbine (or other wind turbines or elongated structures) in a folded arrangement for transportation on a trailer, and to support assembly and erection of the turbine. This transport frame enables the turbine to be delivered on a flatbed truck and can lie flat for maintenance without the need of a crane.