LARGE SCALE UTILITY WIND POWER
The HyperTilt system is currently designed so that it can be scaled up to include multiple sets of very large inexpensive blades in order to output power in the MW scale.
HyperTilt blades that would utilize fabric or simple 2D building materials could be manufactured much cheaper, and they would be much easier to transport than large conventional blades. Imagine using canvas sails to collect the wind instead of fabricating expensive carbon fiber blades made in enormous autoclave ovens that require new roads and infrastructure just to get them to the site.
We hope to prove through additional research and develop work that HyperTilt offers the potential of higher cost efficiency which means that for the same capital investment a HyperTilt wind farm will put out more power resulting in faster payback and higher return on investment.
COMMERCIAL SCALE WIND POWER
We are in the process of performing additional analysis and testing in order to confirm that the HyperTilt system holds the potential for producing more power at low wind speeds than conventional wind turbines at a lower cost. Additional blades can be added at relatively low cost so that adequate power can be generated at wind speeds associated with low install heights.
If HyperTilt can be shown to be cost efficient at low wind speeds this would mean that HyperTilt can capitalize on the rooftop elevation of many existing brick and mortar facilities. Imagine a HyperTilt system on every large retail chain, manufacturing facility, and corporate office.
RESIDENTIAL SCALE WIND POWER
Residential wind is a very tough market to enter. In order for a wind system it must put out power at low wind speeds and carry a very low installed cost since the average price of electricity for the average home owner is relatively low.
We hope to show that the HyperTilt has the ability to finally attack this market due to high efficiencies at low wind speeds in conjunctions with very low cost material usage and manufacturing techniques.
Conventional horizontal turbines operate best at high flow rates with high rotational tips speeds that are noisy and they can be detrimental to wildlife.
We are performing testing in order to show that HyperTilt can operate with high efficiencies at low flow rates. The low blade rotation speeds inherent to the vertical axis system would potentially produce a more wildlife friendly system while outputting high amounts of electricity generating torque.
HyperTilt has many features that align well with the needs of ocean current, tidal, and run-of-the-river hydropower solutions. The HyperTilt team is working on developing solutions for multiple hydropower market segments.
DEVELOPING NATION ELECTRICITY GENERATION / MECHANICAL WORK
There are many developing nations with ample wind resources. Wind power can be used to generate electricity, pump water, grind grain, and perform many other forms of mechanical work.
HyperTilt could be the perfect solution for developing nations for many reasons:
- Simple blade geometry reduces costs and means that the blades can be made out of locally available materials.
- Modular design and construction utilizes many off-the-shelf components so that only a few low cost custom parts would need to be shipped to the site. The reaming components can be collected using an economy building domestic supply chain.
- We believe our testing will confirm that HyperTilt can be financially viable at lower, less expensive install heights which would open the door to a wider variety of site locations.