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Wind Turbines Stopping Climate Change

Help us certify a new, proven way to increase the energy from large wind turbines and increase quickly the world's renewable energy.

Wind Turbines Stopping Climate Change

Help us certify a new, proven way to increase the energy from large wind turbines and increase quickly the world's renewable energy.

$697
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 7 2016 3:08 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 7, 2016

About

What is the fastest way to increase the world's supply of renewable energy?

You are looking at it right now! The Wind Energizer can improve the output of 300,000 already grid-connected wind turbines by at least 30%, and sometimes, as in the case of our prototype, over 150%.

And we do it in a revolutionary way: We change the wind entering the turbine instead of working on the turbine itself. This is already patented, has won awards (Israel Cleantech Open, third place), and is proven on a small scale. We make structures distant from the turbine according to computer models of the turbine and wind flow around the structures.

We need your help because the customers are conservative and won't buy it unless they see a large scale demo, and this shakes up the thinking of the whole industry, which is used to making an improvement of 1% here or 2% there by improving the blades, etc. Here we don't even touch the turbine.

We have the support of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, USA to make the demo there. They are probably the most respected wind energy institution in the world. Nobody can ignore a technology proven there. We also need certification from an independent certification agency, which is a financing requirement in the wind industry.

For a complete demo package with all the certifications, we need $1 million. We are opening up this fundraiser for less because we can still take steps forward with less, such as finding matching funds and grants, hiring a grant writer, doing a smaller scale project, etc.

This project also has other benefits. It drives down the cost of electricity. It also makes it possible for wind energy to expand into lower wind speed areas of the world where wind farms would otherwise not be profitable. You can help us make a cleaner environment all around the world.

We included some links to back up what we are saying:

--Support letter from a company called Vorcat that has experts in the field

--Letter of cooperation from the National Renewable Energy Lab 

--A graph from one run of data, showing the increased power produced by the Wind Energizer

--A testimonial from the electrical engineer who recorded the testing results.

Risks and challenges

We have everything planned out to bring this to success. The challenge is completing the project if we receive less than the funds we need, which is $1 million. We made the minimum for this fund raising much less, because we can make progress with less, in order of least expensive:
1. Hire a grant writer: $10,000
2. File more patents and legal expenses: $15,000
3. Obtain incubator funds in a country like China, which provides early stage companies that will manufacture with funds, including legal and travel expenses: $50,000
4. Make a smaller demo elsewhere (but larger than the one we did before): $200,000
5. Find matching funds: $500,000
6. Make a large scale demo in a cheaper country, such as India or China. (Tata Power in India has already designated a turbine available for us to use for such a test.) $750,000

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