SheerWind, a wind energy technology company, began a preliminary assessment to determine the power capacity of their INVELOX wind-power generation system for a Midwest food processing plant. Following the assessment phase, SheerWind plans to propose a 15 to 25 MW INVELOX wind-power plant installation at the facility. Each INVELOX wind tower can produce power with up to three turbines. Interest in SheerWind’s technology includes lowering energy costs while reducing carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
- Ground-based turbines reduce operating and maintenance costs
- Increased capacity factor to a record 60-90%
- Multiple turbines in a single tower
- Cost competitive with fossil fuel
- Safe production close to end-user
- No harm to animals or flying friends
“The potential is very exciting for SheerWind. We see this as the beginning of a great partnership with a company that is committed to providing food globally while reducing its carbon footprint,” said Steve Hill, COO of SheerWind. “This partnership assists SheerWind’s mission to provide sustainable, affordable, electrical energy to anyone—anywhere.”
About SheerWind: Founded in 2010 in Chaska, Minnesota, SheerWind is changing the course of power generation. Its patented INVELOX wind funnel technology brings energy production to ground level. By capturing, accelerating, and concentrating wind energy, ultimately reducing costs, while solving major problems that have plagued the industry, including low turbine reliability, intermittency issues, and environmental impacts. SheerWind is poised to turn wind power into a major power source for the globe.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.