Aeromine Technologies announced its new bladeless wind energy solution that can be integrated with buildings’ current solar energy and electrical systems. According to the company, the patented motionless wind harvesting system generates up to 50 percent more energy at the same cost as rooftop solar PV.
Similar to airfoils on a racecar, the technology leverages aerodynamics to capture and amplify each building’s airflow at wind speeds as low as five miles per hour. The motionless and bladeless system is also silent and respectful of nature, unlike the typical rotating blades of a traditional wind turbine that have caused noise pollution and damage to birds.
Aeromine systems are easily installed on the edge of a building and take up 10 percent of the roof space required by solar panels. This small footprint leaves ample space for existing solar and utility structures. When integrated with rooftop solar, Aeromine’s wind solution can generate up to 100 percent of a building’s onsite energy needs.
This energy solution could be a game-changer for commercial property owners looking to fulfill the rising demand for on-site renewable energy. The wind harvesting system is more efficient than solar panels—Aeromine claims that a single Aeromine unit provides the same amount of power as up to 16 solar panels. Legacy small wind turbines are also currently limited in their energy production, require large footprints, and have relatively short life cycles.
As Aeromine’s CEO David Asarnow explains, “Aeromine’s proprietary technology brings the performance of wind energy to the onsite generation market, mitigating legacy constraints posed by spinning wind turbines and less efficient solar panels.”
The Aeromine system is currently being tested at companies around the country, such as BASF Corporation’s manufacturing site in Wyandotte, Michigan.
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