Vortex FAQs

Easy to install & operate. Low cost & maintenance

Frequently Asked Questions (2018)

1. Where do I find more info about this technology?

 

You will find everything you need to know about Vortex in our technology page. If you want technical data of the bladeless wind generator’s function, you can check out our “green paper” which contains all the info we can provide for the time being.

2. How do I purchase a Vortex aerogenerator?

 

Our apologies, we can’t offer any products yet. We need a bit more time to optimize and certificate the new tech so it could be sold in each country. After this stage we will need to industrialize the manufacturing process before truly reaching the consumer market.

 

However, we expect to have an available product for next year. We will keep people up about the launching date via our social channels. Follow us to get involved!

3. Where and when will be the product available?

 

Vortex’s selling will be worldwide, but a technological development of this magnitude is always uncertain. Each country has its own regulations and certifications needed for selling, we will arrange and announce distributors for the next phase of the project.

 

We are valuing the possibility to launch in october a global crowdfunding campaign to face the final manufacturing. Supporters will have the chance to get a functional 1m height technological demonstration as a perk.

4. Where can it be installated?

 

Vortex wind generator could be placed anywhere, it is meant for consumer market/distributed energy. It reaches its maximum performance at medium wind speeds so in an urban or housing environment the higher you place it, the better it will work. Turbulent airflows improve its performance, it will adapt extremely quickly to wind direction changes.

 

Although the oscillation principle occurs at any position, the device is designed to be placed vertically. Best locations would be roofs or yards with free space surrounding.

 

It needs to be firmly anchored. Bad weather doesn’t represent an issue (see “safety and considerations”)

5. How much is it going to cost?

 

Final prices deppend on production and distribution costs, which deppend on the market and the arranges for each country. Counting on the raw materials and the factory process, we expect the Vortex to be much cheaper than regular small wind turbines, but we don’t want to estimate a final price yet.

6. Safety and considerations

 

The anchoring has to be strong and rigid, the device won’t work if the base is not well fixed.

 

Vortex wind turbines are designed to have a high performance with average wind speeds and to has a quick response to turbulent airflows changes. If wind velocity exceed the device’s working threshold, it will stop by itself due to physics principles.

 

The mast is hollow and light, thus it could break if gets hit strongly. Being very careful you could stop the oscillation movement with your bare hands if needed.

 

Bladeless aerogenerators can handle wind peaks and heavy rain or snow. Nevertheless, we have not tested the device in really extreme climate conditions such as hurricanes or strong moonsons.

7. I want to distribute Vortex Bladeless in my city/country

 

By now we are not looking for distribution agreements since the manufacturing is not decided yet. We want to have a finished, polished and well studied final prototype before negotiating distribution.

 

However you can always write and tell us your proposal so we can be in touch.

8. I wanna work in Vortex Bladeless

 

Generally we post in our website and social channels about the employment opportunities we have. If you are interested in being a member of the Vortex team, please send us your CV via mail or contact form so we can take it into account in the future.

9. Can I support Vortex somehow?

 

Sure! you can support Vortex in the social networks. For the end of this year we will launch a Crowdfunding campaign to fund the factory production of the devices. Become our sponsor!

 

Once you read the text above, if you think you have an interesting proposal or you want to collaborate with Vortex somehow, please write us via our contact form.

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