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 operation, you can check out our “green paper” which contains all the info we can provide for the time being.
Our apologies, we can’t offer any products yet. We need a bit more time to optimize and certificate the aerogenerator so it could be sold in each country. After this stage, we will need to industrialize the manufacturing process and set up post-purchase services before truly reaching the consumer market.
However, we hope to have an available product for late 2020. We will keep people up about the launching date via our social channels. Follow us to get involved!
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 a global beta testing campaign to get feedback from different environments and conditions. Participants will be able to purchase a functional technological demonstration, Vortex Nano, which won’t be a product since it is too small but it is perfect for testing.
The Vortex wind turbine could be placed anywhere, it is intended for the residential/rural market or low consumption systems. It reaches its maximum performance at medium wind speeds, so in an urban environment, the higher you place it, the better it will work. Turbulent air flows will not significantly affect its performance, it will adapt quickly to changes in wind direction and intensity.
Although the principle of oscillation occurs in any position, the device is designed to be positioned vertically. The best locations would be rooftops or yards with some surrounding free space. In off-net environments such as weather stations, signals and so on, small devices can be anchored to handrails or stable structures.
It needs to be firmly anchored. Regular bad weather is not a problem (see “considerations” section).
Final prices depend on production and distribution costs, which depend on the market and the arranges for each country. Counting on the materials and factory process we are planning for the industrialisation, we expect Vortex Tacoma models to have a similar price to professional solar panels, maybe around 200€, but this is an early estimation.
If you are planning to install Vortex Bladeless turbines in the future, take into account that:
The device is very light, we estimate under 15/20Kg with the anchoring for Vortex Tacoma units, once industrialised. This anchoring has to be strong and rigid, the device won’t work if the base’s plate is not well fixed to a structure. Concrete cubes should be a good way to anchor it on the ground or floors.
Vortex wind turbines are designed to have high performance with most common wind speeds (between 3-12 m/s) and to has a quick response to turbulent airflows changes.
If wind velocity exceeds the device’s working threshold, it will stop by itself due to physics principles.
The carbon fibre’s mast is strong but hollow and light, thus it could break if gets hit strongly. Being careful you could stop the oscillation movement with your bare hands if needed.
We expect Bladeless aerogenerators can handle wind peaks (around 30-35 m/s max) and heavy rain or snow. Nevertheless, we have not tested the device in really extreme climate conditions such as hurricanes or monsoons. Our prototypes are currently in certification process which will measure survival conditions in detail.
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.
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. If you are an EU’s citizen, you also have to write us your explicit permission for us to keep your personal data.
Sure! you can support Vortex in the social networks and tell your friends, introduce us to media and journalist you know. Or maybe you are interested in collaborating in our blog if you are into the renewables or engineering world!
Once you read the text above, if you think you have an interesting proposal or you want to collaborate with Vortex in other way, please write to us via our contact form.
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