Wind Energy Corp. believes that every commercial building can power itself and wind is an essential part of the solution. Its new WindSail is designed for urban areas and generates power on-site.
Wind Energy Corporation (www.windenergycorp.com) introduced its revolutionary WindSail to retailers at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Sustainability Conference last week.
"We believe that every commercial building can power itself and wind is an essential part of the solution," said Jim Fugitte, Founder and CEO of Wind Energy. "Energy independence in commercial buildings is reliant upon three key factors: investing in renewable energy technology to power the facility; implementing energy efficient alternatives within the building, and changing everyday behaviors among employees. Our wind harvesting system not only generates electricity, but I think it's inspirational to customers and employees while touching off a behavioral change."
Wind Energy's WindSail is designed for commercial buildings. It reacts fast and efficiently to wind turbulence created by buildings. Working with Dean Kamen's DEKA Research and Development and the aeronautical engineering firm DAR Corporation, the WindSail produces supplemental power for commercial buildings in urban areas.
"The presence of a WindSail makes a strong statement about a retailer's commitment to sustainability," Fugitte said. "And it will attract more business as studies show that over 50 percent of consumers prefer brands with a green conscience. The WindSail is an attention-getting, rotating visible symbol for green initiatives. It's likely that, just by having the WindSail on top of your building, more consumers will support your brand."
The design offers several key benefits that answer common concerns about wind energy solutions:
* Generates electricity on-site – Converts the wind resource to electricity and safely puts it directly into the building's power system.
* Quiet – Slow rotation creates electricity from torque and is inherently quiet, as the rotational speed does not exceed 80 rpms.
* Bird friendly – Birds see the shape and easily avoid collision.
* Likes turbulence – Always facing into the wind, allowing the WindSail to quickly react to changes in wind direction
* Makes a visual statement – Can be installed near or on the building it serves, customized with logos, graphics and color. It projects leadership in sustainability.
The first step in integrating alternative energy technologies into a building is determining the right equation for each location. Wind Energy offers a Wind & Solar Assessment tool that measures wind resources near the building where a WindSail might be installed. The tool provides an estimate of the WindSail's expected electrical output in that location, while also measuring the solar resources.
About Wind Energy Corp.
Wind Energy Corp. is committed to transforming the possibility that "every commercial building can power itself … and wind is an essential part of the solution." Its revolutionary WindSail is the first in the on-site commercial market that is beautiful, quiet, bird friendly, reliable and generates power on-site. It enables companies to visibly meet their sustainability goals in renewable energy. Visit www.windenergycorp.com for more information.