Envision Energy, a leading global supplier of smart energy solutions, established its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado.
According to company officials, this marks yet another significant investment in R&D by Envision in the United States. "Envision's R&D centers are cultivating talent and facilitating collaboration with the best professionals in the world," says Felix Zhang, Envision Energy's Executive Director. "This new center in Boulder will focus on blade design, which will drive innovation and enhance our capabilities significantly. We believe our effort here will bring tremendous value to our clients and even the whole industry."
"As all energy capture begins with the blade of the wind turbine, Envision has placed special emphasis on this area of research. Bringing blade design capability in-house will enable Envision to leverage a complete systems engineering approach," said Kevin Standish, Project Leader.
"The sustained trend in the wind industry towards increasing larger turbine rotor sizes and power ratings demands that turbine designers make simultaneous advances in aerodynamics, loads, controls, acoustics, structure, materials and manufacturing excellence. Currently, our priority is to hire the best engineers from wind, aerospace and other high tech industries to build up a top-notch team of engineering competence and capability here in Boulder,” he added.
Together with the company's Global Digital Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley and its Digital Energy Research Center in Houston, Envision Energy is attracting top talent from around the globe as it ramps up a world-class research team and continues the journey of innovation towards a sustainable future, officials said.