Energy & Power
SheerWind develops the world’s first 25MW wind tower
By Anthony Capkun
September 16, 2013 – SheerWind Inc. says it has created the next generation of mega-wind-producing technology, “without the mega size”.
The company’s patented Invelox system promises power capacity of 25MW, boasting that amount is four times the output of the largest offshore wind turbines, and six times the capacity of the largest onshore towers. With a 12 m/s free stream wind rating, a single Invelox tower can power nearly 25,000 homes at a fraction of the size and cost of traditional wind turbines, insists the company.
“By concentrating and accelerating wind, we create a similar effect to the natural wind corridors used by traditional wind towers. We are able to exceed current industry standards and make wind power costs competitive with fossil fuels,” said Cyndi Lesher, SheerWind’s executive vice-president and chief administrative officer.