Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology
Wind power has recently received a nice boost as one of the hottest forms of energy on the market. When comparing the recent market growth against all forms of energy, both renawables and non-renewables, wind turbines seem to be jumping to the head of the pack. While it still has a way to go before it catches up to solar, it is gaining ground rather quickly. Something that will help pick up the pace even further is new technology that is coming from FloDesign. Their truly unique wind turbine is actually based on the design of a jet engine instead of the traditional windmills that we see all across the country. Their concept seems to be a simple one, but it extremely effective.
The design concept is based on capturing the wind through a small hole that powers a turbine that looks almost identical to a jet engine. They claim that the design makes the turbine as much as 4 times as effective as the current turbines that are being used. Judging by the $34.5 million financing that they have just received, it would seem that they have convinced more than one person that this is the real deal.
Along with being more efficient, it is also less expensive. This is a rather large development as wind energy was already growing in acceptance and following and with this turn of events, it could really start to gain some momentum. Proof of this is the $8.3 million grant that was awarded to the company from the US Dept of Energy.
FloDesign has a very hot product on their hands right now. More efficient, less cost and more of them can occupy the same space that the traditional design was capable of occupying. If this design is launched and experiences success, the energy world will literally change right before our eyes.