Flodesign’s jet engine shaped wind turbine is designed to be an amazingly 3 to 4 times more efficient than standard wind turbines. Present day wind turbines only capture 50% of the air flow, cannot stand high winds, have high building standards, require many trucks to deliver parts for 1 turbine and have to be built tall and away from habitable areas. Due to their large size, the large turbines force air around it instead of through it and during high winds they are usually turned off or break due to their huge slow spinning blades.
Flodesign’s wind jet turbine is designed to be made simple and small, giving it the ability to handle high wind velocities due to its effectiveness to handle off axis flow and turbulence. Slow air on the inside flares out while the fast air on the outside is deflected in. When the two flows meet at different angles they create a rapid mixing vortex. A “fin” placed on top of the Flodesign wind jet turbine has the ability to automatically align to wind direction. In addition, it can be disassembled to fit in one truck vs the traditional wind turbines which will need several trucks to just deliver parts to 1. With the costs estimated to be 25-35% less and the added ability to place these turbines closer together, who would say no?
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