Aeromine Technologies announced a new bladeless wind energy solution generating up to 50 percent more energy at the same cost as rooftop solar PV.
Aeromine Technologies’ innovative system easily installs on the edge of a building generating up to 50 percent more energy at the same cost as rooftop solar PV.
Companies piloting the new technology include BASF Corporation, which is testing the Aeromine system at its manufacturing plant in Wyandotte, MI.
The technology leverages aerodynamics similar to airfoils on a race car to capture and amplify each building’s airflow. Requiring 10 percent of the roof space needed by solar panels, the stationary, silent and durable Aeromine unit generates around-the-clock energy in any weather.
Aeromine systems consist of 20-40 units installed on the edge of a building facing the predominant wind direction. The combination of Aeromine’s wind solution with rooftop solar can generate 100 percent of a building’s onsite energy needs, while minimizing the need for energy storage.
“This is a game-changer adding new value to the fast-growing rooftop power generation market, helping corporations meet their resilience and sustainability goals with an untapped distributed renewable energy source,” said Aeromine CEO David Asarnow.
Aeromine’s patented technology was validated through joint research with Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University.