New U.S. patent granted for floating marine wind turbine

By Michelle Froese A key patent for offshore floating wind turbines was recently issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Patent 10,024,307 Floating Marine Wind Turbine is for floating foundations using a single vertical tube, ballasted at the bottom, with the tower projecting from the top — typically called “spar buoy.”
The newly patented design is already being commercially implemented in European waters.
“We introduced this simple idea years ago, in previous patents,” said Doug Selsam, President and CEO of Selsam Innovations | U.S. Windlabs. “This new patent is a continuation of those previous patents, with claims directed more specifically toward our original

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