Wind Energy 2.0

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March 2020
Headquarters 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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Wind Energy 2.0 - A containerized mobile wind energy system

TwingTec speeds up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind with its energy drone.

6 TW of wind power generation is needed by 2050 to reach the climate targets according to a recent report from the international renewable energy agency. The growth projections of current wind turbine technology indicate an installed volume of 3 TW by 2050 leaving a gap of several terrawatts. Horizontal axis wind turbines have limitations which restrain both economically and technically their penetration potential. They are large structures with massive towers and foundations. With increasing size of the turbine, transport and installation becomes more and more a technical and economical challenge. Nevertheless, the access to stronger winds at higher altitudes is limited by the tower height. And off-shore, they are limited to shallow waters as the tower needs to be fixed in the ground. TwingTec has developed a new wind energy technology which provides key benefits over wind turbines. TwingPower builds on minimal material usage (no tower and no foundation are needed), the compact and mobile units can be fast and easily deployed, higher altitudes and stronger winds can be accessed as well as the strong off-shore winds in deep water, where the potential for Europe only is estimated to be 4 TW. TwingPower enables new sites for wind energy, higher capacity factors up to 60% and more reducing the need for storage and opportunity to reduce the levelized costs of energy of wind by at least a factor two. TwingTec's goal is to speed up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind, a key element of a 100 % renewable world.

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Key features

  • Reduces the wind energy generator to its minimum: a wing and a generator
  • Replaces tons of steel and concrete of a wind turbine by a tether and an intelligent control algorithm
  • Unlocks terrawatts of wind power
  • Decreases costs and environmental impact of wind energy by a factor of two

Profitability

  • Payback period of 4 years

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