Canadian startup Harvistor has tested its DARWIND5 vertical axis wind turbine and says it can deliver more power than current models
Recent tests showed that its technology can achieve 35 percent more kilowatt hours per year than current VAWTs for the same sweep area
Harvistor’s design is an improvement on the Darrieus design, also known as the “eggbeater”
Harvistor developed and tuned its solution on supercomputer 3D CFD software and used a performance simulation tool called Beater
Ontario, Canada has carved out a niche for itself as a hub of green technology. One of the latest clean tech innovations to come out of that province is DARWIND5, a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). Designed by Harvistor, it comes with a promise of more oomph than existing models for small-scale wind power generation. According to the company, recent tests showed that its technology can achieve 35 percent more kilowatt hours per year than current VAWTs for the same sweep area, besides operating at 25 percent lower heights than similarly priced market leaders.
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