Published: 23 January 2020 23 January 2020
Northstar Endeavors of Omaha, Nebraska has signed an agreement with IntelStor to provide services related to the commercial adoption of Northstar’s segmented wind turbine tower technology. The benefit of the Northstar design is that it can be factory pre-assembled in segments and shipped to a project site on standard flatbed trucks instead of extra-long, heavy hauler trucks.
This eliminates the need for special permits and eliminates the need for height restrictions for bridges and tunnels during tower transport. That opens up the economic viability of more wind turbine project sites globally by reducing total installed cost. This can result in a total cost reduction of between 31 - 48% for a reference tower with hub heights of 120 - 160 meters using Northstar technology versus a steel tube tower or concrete / steel tube hybrid tower of the same hub height. IntelStor will be responsible for pursuing a technology license or asset acquisition agreement with a technology commercialisation partner.