Thomas Edison Admires Wind Machine Innovation

Innovation can occur anywhere, this time in wind energy technology, with a radical step away from the big propeller driven wind machines to a simple vibrating post. Inits start-up phase, Vortex Bladeless is developing an environmentally friendly wind machine that resonates with the wind–see this fascinating video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4AzDpjcsI

Aesthetically clean profile of Vortex Bladeless wind machine technology

It is a new wind energy technology specially designed for on-site generation; with selected partners and supporters on the development team. Early uses of this technology are expected to be in Africa and India, with scale-up to larger machines as experience and engineering allow. Let’s examine some of the expected benefits:

  • Easy to install
  • Can pack wind machines closer together–more power output per area
  • Less intrusive on bird populations/migratory paths
  • Lighter construction-less intrusive site construction
  • No complex moving parts to lubricate and maintenance
  • No oils needed therefore no possible spills
  • Reduction of foundation size
  • Omnidirectional–no need to “yaw” into the wind
  • Quiet energy production

Vortex bladeless is mainly a solution for distributed energy generation. It is perfect to be placed near a house or over the roof. It can work on grid and off grid, and as a part of a hybrid solar installation plus wind generation.

Editor’s Deep Dive:

Thomas Edison said … “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy.What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. I wish I had more years left.”

Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.
Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.
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