Leviathan Energy, using aerodynamic modeling, has developed a unique passive structure that can be adapted to any wind turbine from any manufacturer.
Leviathan says its technology significantly increases the power output of existing wind turbines by directing the surrounding wind flow to the critical area of the blades by designing a unique structure near each turbine.
Wind Energizer provides:
- Guaranteed increase in the power output of wind turbines by 15 to 30% when the turbine is spinning
- Reduced cut-in speed for the blades
- Likely decreased maintenance costs and longer life span by balancing the velocity load and shearing forces on the turbine.
All this is achieved by a relatively small investment per turbine. Furthermore, the most moderate estimated period of return on investment (ROI) for the Wind Energizer is 4 to 5 years.
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Robert Echavaria says
This is not increasing overall rotor induction, it is only changing the upflow angle and effective angle of attack on the blade. I’m not sure how you make this work without individual blade pitch control because the loading on the blade will be disproportionate between root and tip for the blade in the 6:00 position. A 30% increase in power is not likely on a utility scale turbine that is already operating at a Cp of 0.45 – 0.50.
Bruce Miller says
Wind energy is in its infancy. Remember the ICE took two hundred years to reach only 22% efficiency! We have hardly scratched the surface of Renewables. Huge “OILI garchies” fight to suppress the truth, but too late! The Genie is out of the bottle and we know renewables mean perpetual energy for our country without warring, without family dieing in foreign desserts for a snifter of temporary Oil energy. Electric cars will soon overtake ICE and their cancer spreading emissions and warring will become ideological in nature and not necessary in the end . . .
U.S.A. will find its MIC a very expensive appendage from the past as they join with the new Pan Eurasian multipolared Empire in a search of pure sciences for the betterment of life on earth for all mankind. Environmental cascading events will force this upon all mankind very soon.