A new bladeless wind energy solution designed to integrate with building electrical systems and existing solar energy systems on the rooftop is helping commercial property owners meet increasing demands for on-site renewable energy.
Aeromine Technologies‘ scalable, motionless system is designed to be easily installed on the edge of a building, generating up to 50 per cent more energy at the same cost as solar photovoltaic panels.
According to the company, unlike noisy and visually intrusive wind turbines that rely on rotating rotor blades, are prone to maintenance issues, and can harm or kill birds, Aeromine is motionless. The technology leverages aerodynamics similar to airfoils on a race car to capture and amplify each building’s airflow.
Requiring just 10 per cent of the roof space needed by solar panels, the Aeromine unit generates around-the-clock energy in any weather. Aeromine systems consist of 20 to 40 units installed on the edge of a building facing the predominant wind direction. Designed to work seamlessly with a building’s existing electrical system, the combination of Aeromine’s wind solution with rooftop solar can generate up to 100 per cent of a building’s onsite energy needs, while minimising the need for energy storage.
“This is a game-changer adding new value to the fast-growing rooftop power generation market, helping corporations meet their resilience and sustainability goals with an untapped distributed renewable energy source,” said Aeromine CEO David Asarnow, a veteran of the climate technology industry. “Aeromine’s proprietary technology brings the performance of wind energy to the onsite generation market, mitigating legacy constraints posed by spinning wind turbines and less efficient solar panels.”
The Aeromine system can utilise a small footprint on a building’s roof, leaving ample space for existing solar and utility infrastructure. It provides commercial property owners, facing increased energy costs and rising demand for features such as electric vehicle charging stations, with an effective new tool in their drive toward energy independence.
Aeromine’s patented technology was validated through joint research with Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University