MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--SheerWind, Inc., innovator in high-performance, cost-efficient wind energy, has created the next generation of mega wind– producing technology—without the mega size. The company’s patented INVELOX system offers power capacity of 25 megawatts, four times the output of the largest offshore wind turbines and six times the capacity of the largest onshore towers. With a 12 m/s free stream wind rating, a single INVELOX tower can power nearly 25,000 U.S. homes at a fraction of the size and cost of traditional wind turbines.
“INVELOX—and the even larger-capacity systems we plan to create—will change the course of wind power generation.”
“We have found the answer to updating wind technology,” says Cyndi Lesher, SheerWind’s Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer and former president and CEO, NSP an Xcel Energy Company. “By concentrating and accelerating wind, we create a similar effect to the natural wind corridors used by traditional wind towers. We are able to exceed current industry standards and make wind power costs competitive with fossil fuels.”
INVELOX technology has been reviewed and validated by a technical advisory board, a team of experts from major research universities and agencies. Prototypes were tested under controlled laboratory conditions, and test results were used to build and validate full-scale computational fluid dynamic models. Field data collected to date has validated results.
The technology requires no subsidies, is price competitive with traditional energy, and has far less environmental impact than turbine-topped towers.
“This is just the beginning,” says Lesher. “INVELOX—and the even larger-capacity systems we plan to create—will change the course of wind power generation.”
SheerWind was founded in 2010 by Dr. Daryoush Allaei, a scientist and entrepreneur who holds more than 20 U.S. and 15 international patents. The company is located in Chaska, Minnesota. Visit www.sheerwind.com for more information.