Envision Energy, a leading global supplier of smart energy solutions, today announced the establishment of its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado. This marks yet another significant investment in R&D by Envision in the United States. Kevin Standish, a recognized leader in turbine blade design in the wind energy industry, will lead this operation. Prior to joining Envision, Kevin has held the position of Chief Engineer of Blades at Siemens Wind in the US.
“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.” Kevin says, “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.”
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.
Envision Energy (www.envision-energy.com) is the world’s leading smart energy solution provider whose offerings include smart wind turbines, smart energy management software and smart energy technology services. Over 7.5 GW of Envision smart wind turbines are in operation, while Envision Wind OS and Apollo Solar OS help manage more than 20 GW of renewable energy assets worldwide. Envision is the second largest turbine company in China and the largest renewable asset management service company in the world. Envision has regional offices across Asia, Europe, North and South America, and has established R&D centers in Denmark and the US.