CGE Energy, Inc., an engineering company with no capital cost energy solutions, announced the completion of a one-tenth scale working demonstration unit of its WIND-e20 vertical-axis wind turbine.
WIND-e20, an innovative vertical-axis wind turbine, designed for distributed onsite energy generation. At 105 feet in height, this patented technology hurdles many of the barriers that face traditional wind turbines.
With the 10-foot WIND-e20 prototype, CGE Energy can visually demonstrate the complete innovative installation process to interested parties that would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the full-sized turbine in person.
Viewers can witness the demonstration unit hydraulically raise from ground level without the need of a crane, the blades remotely open to take their patented shape and watch the turbine spin at an optimal rotation speed of 80-RPM.
To enable these live demonstrations of the WIND-e20, CGE Energy’s engineering team, with assistance from Roush Industries, uses the most advanced rapid prototyping technologies to fabricate the demonstration unit. Being well-equipped, Roush not only provides prototyped components for the demonstration units but also components of the 105-foot production turbines.
The CGE and Roush teams currently work on building other demonstrations units to facilitate pre-sales of the production WIND-e20 turbines.
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