It’s been a while since I posted something new concerning wind energy, but the waiting was worth it…
The company claims their towers are 2.5 times more efficient than existing wind generators!
How does it work?
The Wind Tower is shaped hexagonal and can collect wind from any of its six faces, at any height, at any speed. Once inside the Wind Tower, collected wind is compressed and accelerated through the installation.
The wind is then guided towards the blades, which are located underground, making it easier (and cheaper) to maintain them. Because the turbine room isn’t located in the tower, it can also be upgraded easily when new technology is available.
Differences between existing wind turbines and the Wind Tower
The main differences between the two can be found here. As far as I’m concerned I think the main difference and advantage is, next to the higher output, the architectural value you can generate.
The tower looks quite impressive and the top can be used as anything you want. Architects might include this design in their original plans in order to create completely independent systems…