initiated a major innovation in offshore wind turbines, namely the floating vertical axis wind turbines.
With a design simpler than that of usual wind turbines, a vertical axis wind turbine naturally catches the wind regardless of its direction. Its contrarotative design with two wind turbines on one floater allows to considerably reduce investment costs and to achieve more than 20% Annual Energy Production increase compared with usual technology.
Nénuphar was founded 2006 and currently employs 42 people on three sites. The company operates onshore and offshore prototypes while working on the design of a first generation turbine suitable for large-scale manufacturing.