Vortex devices are quite simple in concept and allow for an easy manufacturing, installation and operation.
There is a fixed base and a cylindrical mast that oscillates freely perpendicular to the wind direction, jointed by a carbon rod.
Inner parts never collide with each other, but interact to generate electricity.
When wind passes around a structure, vortexes of pressure are created.
The frequency of vortexes depends on the wind speed, and if the structure has a similar natural resonating frequency, it begins to oscillate and harness their energy.
This phenomenon of aeroelastic resonance is called Vortex Shedding, and happens regularly in nature.
Similar to a traditional alternator, our device gets an interaction between coils and magnetic fields, generating electricity by electromagnetic induction without need for rotation on a shaft nor a gearbox.
The magnets also act as "Tuning System", modifying the apparent elasticity constant of the mast, thus widening the wind speed range in which oscillations happen.
If you are looking for a more extensive explanation, check out our "Green Paper"
or the third parties' documentation about this technology
Since our devices are low maintenance and harmless to wildlife (like solar panels), they open new horizons for wind energy in urban areas and protected areas.
However, they can take advantage of the installation zones of regular wind power as well, so this tech can scale up to bring its own characteristics to large-scale production in classic wind parks or huge offshore.