Lux Wind Power


The need for renewable energy is obvious and this energy is needed today, not tomorrow. Wind energy is a critical component of the overall global renewable energy mix - and its importance is growing. Lux Wind Power is providing innovation to revolutionize the wind industry.


The Lux Wind Turbine


Lux Wind Power is an independent wind power research facility located in Saskatoon. It is owned, funded and operated by Glen Lux B.E.

LWP has developed and patented critical aspects of a new wind turbine design that provides major advances in technology. These advances include a novel vertical axis wind turbine [Learn More], and two new options for drive systems to replace expensive gearboxes: a hydraulic pump system [Learn More] and the Lux Traction Drive [Learn More].

We believe these technologies will result in superior and more cost effective wind turbines for 3 main reasons:

  • Approximately ½ the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). [Learn More
  • Lowered centre of gravity (COG) [Learn More]
  • Solves all of the issues associated with previous Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

LWP is actively seeking partners in the wind industry interested in licensing these technologies and bringing them to commercialization. [Learn More]




By far, the dominant machine in the wind industry is the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT); called so because the 3 propeller blades rotate around a horizontal axis. The Lux Wind Turbine, on the other hand, rotates around a vertical axis, therefore, it is categorized as a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT).