Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Systems
Optimizing Energy Output in Wind Projects
Clean Energy – Healthy Business
Double Production for Wind Farms
This may seem like an outrageous claim, however an understanding of the paradigm of Power Density begins with an assessment of the Optimal Power Production of the site. It is basic: the MORE CLOSELY SPACED are the turbines in a WHI VAWT Systems, the MORE EFFICIENT they are . This is the physics of the Coupled Vortex Effect, and its promise. Higher utilization and less expensive energy production is the result.
Capacity Factor (CF) Enhancements
Most wind farms in the world have Capacity Factors in the 25-30% range. WHI VAWT Systems can be economically added to those wind farms that have good near ground wind resources without increasing the size of their substations or transmission line. As a result, the wind farm gets a boost in its CF. When wind speeds are low, all the old and new turbines operate. In high winds, the older, more problematic HAWTs can rest while the VAWTs, which can better handle turbulent and gusting wind continue to operate.
Transition Aging Wind Farms to Higher Production
Premium wind farms built out in the late 80s and 90s are coming to the end of their useful life. WHI’s technology can support developers in managing the transition through understory installation of WHI VAWT Systems in such a way that new HAWTs can be added later when the wind farm is ready for re-powering. In the process, these complementary technologies, can end up yielding significantly higher production and capacity factor on many of these high-wind, close-to-load sites.