The second Mid-stage Energy Catalyst Award project kicks off in Edinburgh. This project is about developing and testing the modular ACT Blade. The modular version of the product will bring many added benefits, such as adding extra level of flexibility in blade design and manufacturing and reducing the cost of transport. The Modular ACT Blade […]
ACT Blade are pleased to announce the arrival of a new colleague. Miguel Martins joins the company today from Aberdeen, where he had been working for some time in the oil and gas industry. Miguel is delighted to be making the move into the renewables sector, and ready to take on a new challenge. With […]
Today the team has been carrying out initial rain erosion tests on our prototype ACT Blade. Erosion to wind turbine blades is a huge problem as it drastically shortens their lifespan, leading to hefty maintenance costs. Such damage can be caused over time by rain or by sand particles carried in the air. The tests […]
Puncture testing to our prototype blade has been successfully completed this month. Punctures test are required to verifying the damage modes of wind turbine blades
This month our prototype ACT Blade has been undergoing hail gun testing. During this process, missiles of compacted ice are fired at the prototype using a gas gun. By simulating a hailstorm in this way, we were able to verify that the high- tension textiles which make up our ACT Blade are not damaged by […]
Today we wrapped up our wind tunnel testing at the University of Glasgow. This important stage of the testing process involves subjecting a prototype ACT Blade to simulated wind in order to assess its aerodynamic performance. Many thanks to our colleagues at the University.
ACT Blade are pleased to announce that they have won a second Mid-stage Energy Catalyst Award from Innovate UK. A government run funding competition designed to accelerate British progress within the renewable energy sector, Innovate UK aims to offer financial help to companies who are developing possible solutions to the energy ‘trilemma’. This energy trilemma […]
A busy week at ACT Blade as the Mid-stage Energy Catalyst Award project kicks off in Edinburgh. This follows on from the results of a previous Early stage Catalyst project which successfully validated the potential energy production gains (+9.7%) in wind power generation and the reduction in the levelized cost of energy (-8.7%) associated with […]
ACT Blade strengthens its ranks with a new addition to the team. We are delighted to welcome Niklas Meyn, who joins the company today from Germany. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Brunswick. With valuable experience in the field of composite structures, he will […]
Dr Sabrina Malpede, Managing Director ACT Blade , will be speaking at Thrive for Energy, September 14 from 8:00-10:00 am at The Crown Plaza Royal Terrace Hotel, 18 Royal Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5AQ. Click here for full info and to book.