Wind turbines are generally large, noisy, and visually intrusive. They rely on the rotation of the rotor blades, have maintenance issues and can damage or kill birds if not properly maintained.
Aeromine Technologies, a US startup based in Texas, has designed new bladeless wind turbines that can be integrated with existing photovoltaic systems. The new 3-by-3-meter (10-by-10-foot) turbine is relatively small, and it doesn't even look like "stuff". wind".
The company claims that these wind turbines, which can be easily installed on roofs, produce 50% more energy than photovoltaics, for the same price.
Like a supercar
Aeromine's technology uses racing car-like aerodynamics to capture and amplify the airflow of each building. Occupies only 10% of the space necessary for solar panels and generates energy 24 hours a day in any weather.
It is possible to put together on a roof from 20 to 40 units, placed on the edge. Also in combination with solar panels. In that case, the system can generate up to 100% of a building's on-site energy needs, minimizing the need for energy storage. Aeromine works in the most extreme weather conditions and produces energy when the energy demand is greatest.
Wind turbines without borders
"It's a game-changing development," says Aeromine's CEO David Asarnow. "Not only does it add value to the growing rooftop power generation market, it also helps companies achieve their sustainability goals by harnessing a distributed renewable energy source that is now underutilized."
Our proprietary technology brings wind energy performance without the constraints posed by wind turbine rotation.
I see this solution as extremely suitable for companies, business buildings and petrol stations themselves. This and other cutting-edge solutions (see for example this one, all made in Italy) can be a way to reduce costs and get closer to an energy independence that is not a utopia. Not even in the current situation.