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Passive Variable Geometry

A circular input harvesting turbulent urban flows otherwise wasted by conventional tech

November 2022
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01.

Identification

Up to now, standard wind energy solutions have aimed at the predictable soul of wind: the laminar and regular flow that is only found at high altitudes. But the wind has two souls, just like one of us. The Company has developed, patented and produces a Passive Variable Geometry turbine, which is a new energy conversion concept enabling efficient energy production with the turbulent soul of wind blowing near us at low altitudes. This natural resource is lost with standard solutions: the Company allows the urban wind refuses to turn into a circular input in the cycle.

Sector

Label Date November 2022
From Italy
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Urban wind applications have a great potential increase in energy harvesting: the turbulent wind power lost with conventional tech is fully recovered as a circular input by our solution, which offers up to a net +67% energy production.
  • Urban winds come in many short gusts of 3-5 minutes duration: conventional wind tech use this time to slowly speed-up before starting to produce
  • Being fast to speed-up and starting to produce during the short wind gust requires acceleration: in a turbulent average wind of 18 km/h our solution displays up to 8 times (800x) higher acceleration compared to standard wind tech..
  • Up to 100% of the urban wind today wasted can be recovered: this translates to +65% overall energy production in the urban environment
  • Up to 45% CO2 emission reduction in wind turbine production
  • Average 60% of the blade materials from recycled fibers
03.

The Financial benefits

  • in an urban wind site, pay 0,108 €/kWh equivalent energy price, that is only a 30% of the average 2022 energy price
  • Save up to 40% of the wind energy installed costs: our rooftop installation uses the existing building as a wind tower
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Company Profile

Windcity

Nature variability reduces renewable energy efficiency. The solution is always adapting to change: Windcity.

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Headquarters 38068 Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
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Networking Partner

Horizon Results Platform - European Commission

The Horizon Results Platform is a new European Commission platform helping EU Research & Innovation funding beneficiaries to valorise their results with a view to creating socio-economic impact.

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