We believe Hover Array Systems will be a disruptive, distributed energy resource for commercial rooftops.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB)
September 25, 2017
Hover Energy, LLC (“Hover” or the “Company”) announced today that Dr. Carsten Westergaard will serve as Chief Operating Officer for the Company. Dr. Westergaard brings more than 25 years of experience in wind energy to Hover. He began his career as an aerodynamics blade designer with LM Wind Power, the largest wind turbine blade manufacturer in the world. Later, he served as the Director of Global Technology for Vestas Wind Systems (“Vestas”) in Denmark and the U.S. Vestas is currently the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world.
Most recently, Dr. Westergaard served as Professor of Practice at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University, where he performed research and taught graduate courses in wind energy. He is the founder of Westergaard Solutions, Inc., a company that assists nascent renewable energy companies, national laboratories, and suppliers with their business and technological advances.
“I am happy to be leading Hover’s engineering efforts and developing the business even further. Our technology incorporates aerodynamic advances and a vertical-axis unit to deliver onsite wind power for the built environment,” commented Dr. Westergaard. “We believe Hover Array Systems will be a disruptive, distributed energy resource (“DER”) for commercial rooftops. Over the past year, we have significantly improved the efficiency of our units by refining their aerodynamics and design in preparation for our unique, rooftop array systems. Currently, we are performing advanced wind tunnel testing at Texas Tech to validate our design system and configure the units to produce unparalleled energy conversion efficiencies for DER applications.”
Dr. Westergaard received both an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics with a focus on laser technology and fluid dynamics from the Technical University of Denmark. He has authored more than 70 articles and 30 patents.
Albert McLelland, Chief Executive Officer of Hover, added, “Carsten has been a valuable advisor for Hover and has contributed to both our business development and technical progress. We…