Aug 8, 2013 - Irish firm Airsynergy on Wednesday said it would launch a 5-kW wind turbine encased in a shroud, which it says is cheaper, quieter and twice as powerful as compared to other machines.
The renewable energy products developer has been developing and testing the turbine during the last five years. The machine, which features a circular shroud that increases the velocity of wind, is capable of generating about 17,500 kWh of electricity per year, or enough to meet the annual demand of up to two households. The company plans to scale up its technology in the next two years and start making turbines of up to 1 MW.
Initially, the Irish firm will offer its machine to the small wind market and will later focus on the medium and large-scale industrial segments as well, mainly in the US, the UK, western Europe and China, its CEO and co-founder Jim Smyth said.
Airsynergy has already struck its first licensing deal for the product with US Aris Renewable Energy, under which the developer has awarded Aris a royalty-bearing patent licence to develop, produce and sell wind turbines with Airsynergy’s patented enhancement technologies.
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