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SheerWind's INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines

by , 02/18/14

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US-based wind energy company SheerWind just unveiled the INVELOX – a tunnel-based wind turbine that can produce up to 600% more power than traditional wind turbines. The company states that after extensive field-testing, their new INVELOX turbine “significantly outperforms the traditional turbine” and could reduce installation capital costs to less than $750 per KW.

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The INVELOX energy system works by capturing ground-level breezes and funneling them through a tapering passageway that naturally accelerates wind flow. Unlike other turbines, it also minimizes environmental and animal impact, and it requires no government subsidies to be profitable. All of this makes INVELOX a potentially game-changing renewable energy solution that could be easily integrated within commercial renewable energy operations.

SheerWind claims that the INVELOX turbine can operate at wind speeds as low as 1 mile per hour, and it has generated a record high energy production capacity of 72%. In a statement, Dr. Daryoush Allaei, CEO of SheerWind said: “This exciting performance superiority over traditional wind and competitiveness with natural gas and hydroelectric generation is attracting significant interest from fortune 500 and moderately sized companies; government entities; industry experts; and others.”

“Our ability to operate efficiently and effectively in areas never considered viable with traditional wind energy and at costs as low as $10 MWH makes SheerWind a true game-changer in electric power generation.” Watch the below video to see how the INVELOX turbine works.

+ SheerWind

Via Phys.org

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13 Comments

  1. aniawerner December 12, 2014 at 4:40 am

    I was always curious, why nobody makes chimney turbines? This one looks like it! Finally, but it\’s upside down.

  2. avincent98122 October 5, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    .. yes!

  3. Al MacIntyre June 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Great development. Although I would not think that rain would be much of an issue, snow and ice might be another whole thing, perhaps requiring energy for thermal removal (a black collector and tunnel would likely be in order, to start, for colder climes). Other than that, looks like the Venturi effect finally gets its comeuppance for wind power generation. The obvious advantage of installing/maintaining a turbine/generator at ground level, rather than on-tower, is a real winner, as well.

  4. Robert Eastwood March 6, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Put those on top of every building, and electrician tower, then also put them as the ‘air intake’ for every industry that uses any air movement by current electric fans, as another use, while also generating some electricity during higher winds.

    It could also be used to supplement the air intake for over pressure fume filtration systems.

  5. kumaran February 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    VERY GOOD IDEA
    CONGRATS FOR YOUR EFFORTS
    I APPREICIATE IT WILL OVERCOME EXISTING TURBINES

  6. C-m Corr-Holmes December 28, 2013 at 12:56 am

    LOL! THAT’s a really cool science experiment…Dad woulda LOVED that [he used to guest on the Mr. Wizard Show many years ago].
    …HOW can this be used to provide household energy? Any use for it besides fun learning op?
    Can the static electric it does produce, operate a little pump to keep the water recycling to the upper container? Charge batteries to run electronic things?

  7. C-m Corr-Holmes December 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Really like that tornado type wind gen. Couple that with the new “giant crystal ball solar generator” someone posted not long ago, and this would make a great sculpture garden as well as run the home and farm!

  8. Richard Sharp December 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I would like to see video of one in operation and open to public observation.

  9. Prosaic December 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The traditional tri-blade wind turbines have never been efficient and are hugely detrimental to our bird and bat population – thousands of each are killed each year.

    This technology works like a wind scoop aboard a sailboat, which is a low-tech solution to stale cabin air that has worked well for decades, if not centuries.

    I would NEVER consider putting a traditional wind turbine on our place, but I would have no such reservations with this technology. It appears to be a viable solution.

  10. SoledEnergia Eólica September 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Parabens pelo projeto, para salvarmos nosso planeta equipamentos como esse vem a contribuir com a melhora…
    Roberto Battisti – Brasil!

  11. dr.a.jagadeesh July 1, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Sounds good but what is claimed can be achieved or not is a billion dollar question.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

  12. fcfcfc May 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hi: The latest in a CAWT design I guess. CAWT\\\’s have always been of interest to me. The challenge is always to keep the cost low due to the infrastructure needed to accelerate the wind. Now if they can just cover the whole frame with a vertical garden!!…

    …..Bill

  13. synergy3 May 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    So why are we not having a big story on the news about this wonderful achievement surely it will be put into every country of the world so we wont need to burn all that coal

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